An Easy Sipper That Lacks Depth of Flavor

Review by Mark Pringle |

74 General Review of Buffalo Trace

While Buffalo Trace is an easy sipper, as one would expect for a 90 proof bourbon, it lacks any depth of flavor.

Rating: 74


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 79

The nose of Buffalo Trace starts off with a very evident ethanol smell. After 30 seconds you start to smell the spice, a little cinnamon, and then the alcohol again. Then, back to a very mild cinnamon aroma. After I took a sip or two and let it sit for a minute, the traditional caramel nose comes through much stronger. It seems like the nose gets better the longer the Bourbon is in the glass.

Palate Review - Rating: 73

The palate is a little dull. Slightly spicy with a medium to strong alcohol taste that is slightly heavier than the 90 proof. There’s not much viscosity. It’s a little thin.

Finish Review - Rating: 70

Short finish that is devoid of flavor, but has a little bit of heat.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 73

There is nothing unique about Buffalo Trace.

Value Review - Rating: 75

At a $29.99 retail, I guess it is priced where it should be...maybe a little high. Unfortunately, because it has the BT name, taters are making it more difficult to find.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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