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Buffalo Trace Distillery

1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619 , Frankfort, KY, 40602, U.S.A.
Tel: +1 502 223 7641
Fax: +1 502 875 5553


Articles (23)

50 Monumental Bourbon Moments
To commemorate the 50 years since bourbon made history

July 2014, Issue 121, page 62

A Greener Future
We asked two of our writers to look at the issues affecting Scottish and American producers. The problems may be pressing but there is plenty of innovation out there to keep the industry green

March 2012, Issue 102, page 21

A trace of greatness
Stuart Maclean Ramsay roams among the magnificent buffalo of Kentucky.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 22

American idols
Most single malts are named after their distilleries, which in turn are mostly place names. Most blended Scotches are named after the merchants who created them although a few, such as Cutty Sark (a s...

July 2006, Issue 57, page 24

Are we running out
Probably not, says Charles Cowdery, but supplies are as tight as they have been in many years

March 2006, Issue 54, page 56

Flying the Flag
Charles K. Cowdery visits the revitalised and renamed Barton Distillery

February 2012, Issue 101, page 30

For the love of it
The influence on aging of key warehousing conditions

April 2014, Issue 119, page 38

Full steam ahead in Kentucky
The times they are a-changing in Kentucky as the bourbon producers enjoy a renewed interest in their products. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 40

How do you drink yours?
Ian Wisniewski discovers how whisky is drunk around the world.

November 2006, Issue 60, page 30

Icons of Whisky 2009
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several exhaustive rounds of voting,we finally reveal who has topped the Whisky Magazine charts.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 15

Icons of Whisky 2012
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several rounds of voting,Whisky Magazine's international judging panel has finally settled on the winners. We reveal who has collected the coveted Icons

March 2012, Issue 102, page 49

Innovating the Americans Way
Liza Weisstuch looks at the restriction and innovations from the US distillers

April 2011, Issue 95, page 19

Inspiring Icons
In the second round of voting our focus is on America. The search is on to find the iconic people and places of whisky

October 2012, Issue 107, page 6

Kentucky swoon
In the latest in our series,Rob Allanson looks to bourbon country

April 2006, Issue 55, page 34

Mix and mash
Ian Wisniewski asks what the term ‘mashbill' means, and what significance this has for bourbon.

July 2010, Issue 89, page 38

More experiments
Buffalo Trace Distillery has another round experimental whiskies ready for release. Two more barrels have been selected and bottled from among the 1,500 experiments currently aging. Buffalo Trace Dis...

September 2007, Issue 66, page 15

Return of the rye
The bad guy's whiskey is set to leap off the history shelves and stage a magnificent revival. Scott Aiges makes an irresistable case for procurring some bottles.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 59

Small wonders
What does smal batch whiskey actually mean? The explanation is far from simple Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan discovered.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 66

The big five
Iconic distillery releases its latest antique collection

January 2007, Issue 61, page 17

The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together

June 2014, Issue 120, page 12

The way of a Master
Liza Weisstuch talks bourbon history and more with the man credited with revolutionising American whiskey – Elmer T Lee.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 24

Traces of the buffalo (Buffalo Trace)
Stuart Maclean Ramsay enjoys a whiskey tasting and tour at the imprssive Buffalo Trace Disteilery in Franklin County, Kentucky

October 2002, Issue 26, page 21

Whiskey and Apparel
Leapfrogging what's inside the bottle

September 2014, Issue 122, page 12

Whiskies (35)
Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blanton's
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 46.50%
8 A complex, rich and interesting character. Water cuts the edges and adds creaminess. A real delight.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blanton's Original Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 49.50%
8 A bourbon with dessert.

Buffalo Trace American Straight Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Some very interesting flavours, but lacks roundness and length.

Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 6 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Attractive nose,but the grip obliterates any charm.

Buffalo Trace Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
Great nose but disappointing palate. It's not as simple as ‘what's the right age',but at what point has the cask done its job. This has gone too far.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 10 Years Old Zinfandel Aged
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 A finer structured example but the Zinfandel element seems a little bolted on.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 6 Years Old Zinfandel Aged
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Has blunt charm rather than complexity. A dancing bear, but don't give it any water.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay, 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The nose is great, the palate a huge let down. I'm all for experiments but this hasn't worked.

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay, 6 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The wood is simply too aggressive for the spirit.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Buffalo Trace Thomas Hardy, Sazerac
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 63.80%
8 A broad shouldered whisky. Not for the fainted-hearts.Some like it hot.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Buffalo Trace William La Rue Weller
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 66.75%
8 A substantial, stylish Bourbon.

Eagle Rare 10 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Slightly less sweet than the last bottling I tasted.

Eagle Rare 10 Years Old, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
7 More delicate and restrained than I expect from Eagle Rare...distinctly the sweeter of the Bourbons in this tasting.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Some interesting flavours, with lots of dimensions, but no balance or structure. I'm not wild about Angel Delight.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 The nose suggested an astringent palate, but there is some balancing sweetness.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A deeply classy bourbon. Recommended

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A bourbon for non sweet teeth. Rich, very well structured.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A bourbon close to a rye whiskey,well structured and quite complex.

World Whiskies Awards 2012 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A supple, pleasing Bourbon.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old 2010
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 A powerful distillate which is best neat.

Eagle Rare 17 Years Old, Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A clean, easily drinkable, well-made Bourbon. Straight-ahead, rather than quirky. A certain mature restraint, but is that sufficient pay-off?

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Elmer T. Lee
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A superbly balanced giant. More on the sweet side than the spicy one. Should marry so well with my pecan pie! Avoid water.

Elmer T. Lee Kentucky Bourbon
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Light in both flavour and body for a small batch bourbon. Clean, crisp, enjoyable.

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 The fruitiest of the Bourbons. After dinner?

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Delicious. Dangerously drinkable. Bigger and richer than I remember.

World Whiskies Awards 2008 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.35%
8 Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you don't like your in-laws or the television, knock yourself out after dinner.

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 65.90%
6 Where is the pleasure? Even with water, one feels the burn, which covers the flavours. I am no masochist, thank you.

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.90%
7 This is as big as a buffalo,but the key is how all of these massive flavours (and alcohol) are brought together

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.90%
8 An interesting character. Again a bourbon which does not drown your tastebuds with sweetness but you have got tolikeoakywhiskeys.

World Whiskies Awards 2013 - World's Best North American Whiskey - Winner Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.30%
8 Something of a gentle giant.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

George T. Stagg
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 70.70%
8 A big,muscular bourbon. George T. Stagg ? Good guess...For a stag night maybe...

George T. Stagg 17 Years Old 2010
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 71.50%
8 When neat it's so strong it feels like your mouth is bleeding. Cut down, as ever it's hugely impressive - but would anyone ever have more than one?

Hancock's President's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 44.45%
8 Liked that spicy-lemon rye character, but lacking in complexity and roundness.

Old Charter 12 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 A good, substantial bourbon.

Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Finally made it to lunch.

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