caramel
butter
lingering sweet
spicy
fruit cake
cake
mint
malted barley
nutty
Spiral Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Buffalo Trace
Bourbon
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Medium amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel, plenty of butter, warm mixed nuts, pumpkin spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Butter toffee, mint, fruit cake.

Finish
Medium length with lingering sweet and spice.
Price:
$35.99
This flagship Bourbon has history in every sip.

There has been Whiskey made on the site of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, for more than two hundred years. The first distillery operation that can be continuously traced to Buffalo Trace was started in 1812 by Harrison Blanton (yes, that Blanton). He sold the operation in 1870 and it was renamed the Old Fire Copper (O. F. C.) Distillery. It has been bought and sold many times over the intervening decades, but Sazerac has owned the property since 1992. They produce a wide range of Bourbons and spirits — including their signature Bourbon.

Not only is the Buffalo Trace signature Bourbon beloved by its fans, it’s also really good and not overly-priced. In fact, it has become the flagship of the Sazerac Bourbon line-up. They keep the mash bill tight — Corn, Rye, and malted Barley with no Wheat filler. It is also aged at least 8 years and served up at 45% ABV. All that means rich, classic Bourbon flavor in every sip. For many Bourbon fans, Buffalo Trace is their “go-to” daily drinker and we think it would be hard to make a better choice.

Smartass Corner:
Buffalo Trace has a capacity of about 2.7 million gallons per year — enough to fill about 51,000 barrels. This is especially impressive since everything passes through a single, 60,000 gallon beer still (wash type).
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    At least 8 Year Old

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

(0.75l, 45%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Erik
Erik,
Just tried this one for the first time on 6/17/18... love it neat... very smoothe... lower abv, and enjoyed it.
 
Richard
Richard,
This is my go-to bourbon. Love it on the rocks and in mixed drinks.
 
Stacey
Stacey,
Hands down the best go-to bourbon and at $30 a bottle it’s absolutely a steal.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
YOU CANNOT GO WRING
 
Jason
Jason,
My go-to - love this!
 
guest
guest,
Super smooth compared to most on the market
 
Blake
Blake,
Great for everyday drinking!
 
Mike
Mike,
Very solid daily drinker
 
Taj
Taj,
A easy, inexpensive go to when I just want a taste.
 
Chris
Chris,
Great everyday drinker from Buffalo Trace. Not sure why people freak out about it and it disappears from shelves in 5 minutes. Its good but for the money, go get a bottle of Henry McKenna 10 Year. It blows BT out of the water.
 
J.
J.,
Great taste. Really smooth and not too sweet. You can tast the caramel, fruit notes, and a little spice. Nice smooth finish on the palate. It’s very silky smooth. It lightly lingers so of course the next sip is quick. I liked it a lot it will be a daily sipper.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Bomb
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Can't go wrong with this one, especially for the price. Smooth vanilla and caramel notes,cherry and oak. Short finish but a pleasant afterburn. Great over ice and in cocktails.
 
Troy
Troy,
Solid conventional bourbon with a nice residual sweetness. Good choice mixed or neat.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth, great for sipping!
 
Susan
Susan,
Very smooth, not a huge bourbon drinker but I’d sip on this one.
 
Mary
Mary,
Smooth, no burn
 
Jason
Jason,
Decent on its own and like it way better than the JD my wife like to have with Coke.
 
Bianca
Bianca,
Very nice sipping bourbon
 
John
John,
Smooth and delightful.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Easy drink
 
Damien
Damien,
Nice ZING to it
 
DOUGLASS
DOUGLASS,
One of my favorite pours for the price. Sweet upfront with butter, spicy on the back end.
 
Brenda
Brenda,
Awesome
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Loved it. me personally it had almost a camel toffee taste and nice finish.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Just about the best everyday pour you can find for the price. Perfect for any occasion.
 
Erik
Erik,
Good butterscotch after the ice melts, good for the price. Would buy again
 
Ron
Ron,
Good sweetness and nice long finish that slowly builds in spiciness.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Great for sipping and mixing. Sweet caramel notes early with a spicy finish that lingers for a bit.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This is a well balanced, full flavored bourbon. Thick, creamy, and heavy in caramel and vanilla notes. One of my go-to’s that doesn’t break the bank!
 
guest
guest,
Smooth
 
Greg
Greg,
I use Buffalo Trace for making Old Fashioneds, and it simply doesn't get any better!
 
Chris
Chris,
My favorite go to bourbon - incredible value. Shows how good wheated bourbon can be!
 
Brian
Brian,
One of my favorite bourbons and not overpriced. Some bars even use this as their well.
 
Jason
Jason,
One bourbon I always keep in stock. Great caramel notes with a small bite. Works well as mixer or on the rocks (my preference).
 
ERIC
ERIC,
Great everyday drinker. Carmel front end with a spicy finish
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth, a little sweet. Good base bourbon for both mixing and sipping.
 
Tommy
Tommy,
I’m a fan. Sweet upfront, spicy in the end.
 
Justin
Justin,
For the price its pretty good, and it makes for great mixers. But, Michter's US*1 having a similar flavor profile is much better for sipping.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
If all bourbons were to disappear off the face of the earth, I'd be most upset at the loss of Buffalo Trace. Considering its very affordable price and wide availability, and factoring in its 'can't find anything wrong with this' flavor, I'd name this the best bourbon on the planet, with a very close following by its big brother, Eagle Rare.
 
Frank
Frank,
To me this had a spicy taste with notes of oak, cinnamon and caramel.
 
Chalan
Chalan,
Smooth caramel and vanilla with a hint of fruit. Definitely a great bourbon for the price.
 
guest
guest,
Caramel
 
Terry
Terry,
For the price it is very smooth and easy to drink
 
Chris
Chris,
Got a store pick single barrel. Very good for price and recommend if you can find a store pick. Nothing crazy for spice, heat, flavor, but a good bourbon.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Makes a great whiskey sour and doesn't burn on the way down.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Yummy
 
Danny
Danny,
Overall excellent bourbon for the money. Much better than some of it’s more expensive counterparts.
 
Steven
Steven,
One of my go-to, everyday bourbons. Cocktail? Cost effective enough to use. Neat or on the rocks? Perfectly smooth enough to just pour in a glass and enjoy.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
It doesn't try to be anything its not. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a wonderful standard. I think it comes off less sweet than Jack but sweeter than Jim. It has all the standard bourbon notes without any bells and whistles. Obviously there are better bourbons out there but this is a solid bourbon at a good price. Better mixed but decent on its own.
 
Ian
Ian,
Nose: caramel, vanilla Taste: caramel, toffee, cinnamon, pepper, dark fruit Finish: caramel, vanilla, woodiness Smooth and satisfying. Almost like a dessert.
 
guest
guest,
It’s a very sweet and easy to drink bourbon. It’s great for beginners.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Smooth and light on the palate with subtle hints of vanilla. Easy to drink straight and wonderful with some blackberry!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
My go to goodness when I don’t want to think to hard. Great on its own and I don’t feel guilt mixng
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth taste. Good on ice.
 
Josh
Josh,
Sweet but simple. Best on the rocks.
 
Tyrel
Tyrel,
Best tasting from the bottle and one of my favorites. Doesn't seem to change its flavor from distillery to home.
 
Brian
Brian,
Favorite of my in-laws. I didnt care for it at first, it seemed a bit hash, but its grown on me over time.
 
Kerry
Kerry,
Still a great value. Nice balance and everything you need for a great neat sipper, on the rocks, or flavorful enough to shine in a cocktail.
 
Don
Don,
Smooth
 
Rich
Rich,
Good bourbon, great price.
 
roberto
roberto,
sweet and smooth
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Very attractive nose of oak with some vanilla and red delicious apple peel that also shine on the palate. Slightly sweet and smoking, and as smooth as it is complex. Lovin’ it!
 
David
David,
Smooth. Inexpensive. Great everyday Bourbon (Just not everyday!)
 
Chris
Chris,
Good luck finding a better bourbon, especially at the price point.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth sipping.
 
Antti
Antti,
I was able to enjoy a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Single Barrel Select, 2017 which had a creamy birth of spicy molasses; a life of of brown sugar & cinnamon, that lead to a long death of dry oak & leather.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth, oak, spicy.
 
Mark
Mark,
Very nice on the rocks, especially for the price.
 
guest
guest,
Great for always having in the liquor cabinet.
 
Frank
Frank,
Thin... not as deep as I was hoping
 
Angel
Angel,
attractive and delicious
 
Tom
Tom,
Probably the best value in bourbon!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
one of the best tasting inexpensive bottles i've had
 
Todd
Todd,
Vanilla and spice, and everything nice. Great sippin' bourbon for the price.
 
Roger
Roger,
Great tasting and a regular in my home bar
 
Vic
Vic,
I enjoy a smooth, round flavored bourbon--one with a comfortable heat in the palete. Buffalo is a go to bourbon for me and a must have on my bar!
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
My every-day bourbon.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
One of the best for your "Essential" collection
 
Roberto
Roberto,
I loved it. I detected the honey and vanilla , slightly spicy , and a bit smoky. Very enjoyable and smooth.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Good solid whiskey enjoyed it a lot
 
Andy
Andy,
Pretty solid bourbon.
 
Peter
Peter,
A great everyday bourbon
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Great bourbon with flavors that are the epitome of what bourbon should taste like.
 
John
John,
While not the best, definitely tasty and a great price. Would keep this stocked in my bar.
 
Kevin's
Kevin's,
It's got some heat!
 
Michael
Michael,
Love the drinkability with its smooth and clean medium finish. A very good Bourbon as your go to anytime, and what a Great Price!
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites
 
Will
Will,
A great bourbon. Smooth from start to finish. This bourbon when allowed to age to 10 years becomes Eagle Rare.
 
guest
guest,
Love it. Smooth and clean for the price. A go to.
 
guest
guest,
Very drinkable, smooth sipping whiskey.
 
Lowell
Lowell,
Very drinkable in a mixed drink or just sipping it by itself.
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorite bourbons - almost tastes like a glazed cinnamon roll - delicious
 
Sam
Sam,
Great
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
One of my favorites and a super smooth Bourbon
 
Jason
Jason,
Very smooth. Better flavors out there for the same money.
 
guest
guest,
Love this!
 
richard
richard,
so smooth real nice
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
8 for flavor, great all around bourbon not too sweet not too much burn +1 for the value I can find this priced less than 25$US almost anywhere
 
guest
guest,
For the price this is my favorite bourbon
 
guest
guest,
Sweet. Vanilla. Smooth. Very little heat. Went great in a Godfather.
 
David
David,
Good daily pour.
 
Diogenes
Diogenes,
Good for the price. Personally it's just a bit too sweet for me.
 
guest
guest,
A good value bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Just a great everyday sipper. Smooth and tasty.
 
guest
guest,
Glorious.
 
guest
guest,
Yum
 
guest
guest,
Smooth. Great value for the price
 
Cris
Cris,
This is my favorite whiskey. Great price for a 8 year
 
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