Appearance: Light bronze in color, with hints of golden/red.
Scent: After pouring a shot of the buffalo trace bourbon into an old-fashioned glass, I could immediately smell the great aroma of the bourbon. It wasn’t overpowering like some of the cheap bourbons that most of us are used to drinking, but it definitely had a presence. The first scent that you will most likely pick up on is the sweet smell of vanilla, that comes from the rye and corn. Then it its followed by a bit of a spicy/peppered scent, from the oak barrels. Overall, the scent is exactly what you would be looking for in a bourbon.
Taste: The first sip will warm the mouth gently, but doesn’t burn. The sweetness of the the vanilla stands out immediately, with a taste of honey. The oak offers a perfect amount of spice to the bourbon. The body also shows hints of oranges, tobacco, mint, and a bit of smokiness. Although you most bourbons don’t have much of a smokey flavor, I think it really compliments the overall taste of the bourbon. It finished very smooth, with aftertastes of vanilla and fruit, while it warms your throat as it goes down, without burning.
Overall Impression: Buffalo Trace is an amazing Bourbon Whiskey, with smooth aroma and taste. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a company that has won so many Distillery of the year awards! We highly recommend trying Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey if you haven’t yet. The price for a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon is very fair for the quality you get, even though you might have to spend a couple more bucks than what you are used to. Trust us its worth it!
Try one of these recipes next time you pick up a bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon -
Combine in a high ball glass filled with ice. Adjust the amount of cola to taste. A classic drink that you will never get sick of!
Break up mint and add to big jar. Add remaining ingredients, give a good stir and then place lid on jar and store for ~4 hours. To serve, pack julep cups with crushed ice, pour julep mixture in and churn. Garnish with individual julep cups with sprigs of mint. Great for those hot summer days!
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