Bear with me as you read this bourbon review as it's the first that I've done. I've done a few beer reviews and some cocktail recipe posts, but this is the first time I'll be reviewing a bourbon.
My palate and tasting abilities are not fully developed, so I'll do my best to describe what I tasted from this bourbon.
Buffalo Trace is one of the most widely available bourbons, but due to it's affordability and quality, it has skyrocketed in popularity, making it hard to find in certain areas. My parents are never able to find it at any of the ABC stores around Harrisonburg, but I never have any trouble finding a bottle at liquor stores in D.C.
With a suggested retail price of around $25, it's a great choice for someone who is just getting into bourbon and wants to try a good product. However, you'll have a hard time finding it for that price, and could end up paying around $34 to $50 for a bottle.
Buffalo Trace is made with a low-rye mash bill that is roughly 10 percent rye. This makes it a sweeter, smooth bourbon.
And that's exactly what I got when I tasted it. Smooth and sweet. I told you I'm not great at detecting flavors yet, but I'm working on it. For now all i know is that this is a very smooth bourbon that is easy to drink, and is great for someone who is starting to enjoy whiskey.
I haven't tried too many bourbons, but I can tell that this is one of my favorites out of the ones that I have tried.
Matthew Atkins, Journalist and Baseball fan.