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Brands and Distilleries : Buffalo Trace

Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Buffalo Trace

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.

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

Royal flush
Kate Portman plays a hand of poker with Buffalo Trace's Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 52

Buying in Berlin
Joe Bates find his experience a little disappointing but there is hope.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 34

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

Single Tree Effects
Science is a mind-bendingly complicated enigma. There is a cause that engenders every effect, response and reaction, but even the most basic everyday causalities can elude us. The stimuli that provoke...

June 2011, Issue 96, page 6

Ready for it's close-up (Buffalo Trace)
Liza Weisstuch dons her white coat to see what's been cooking in the Buffalo Trace lab.

October 2008, Issue 75, page 26

Whisky Live 2003!
Rare and delicious whiskies are just waiting to be discovered

March 2003, Issue 29, page 44

Beer and More
Like many, Chris Weld recently bought some Sam Adams beer. Unlike anyone, he bought 12,000 gallons of it. That's because Weld, who founded Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Western Massachusetts in 20...

July 2012, Issue 105, page 7

Keeping it Live!
What will make Whisky Live 2003 the event of the year

January 2003, Issue 28, page 30

Iconic Status
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the second round of voting our focus turns to the USA.

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The big five
Iconic distillery releases its latest antique collection

January 2007, Issue 61, page 17

The cream of the crop
Every year Whisky Magazine holds the Icons of Whisky, the international awards recognising the very best in the whisky industry

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What is it Good For?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the sour mash process

February 2012, Issue 101, page 28

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

September 2000, Issue 11, page 22

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

Open house
Whisky Magazine's Damian Riley-Smith previews bourboun's hot event

September 2000, Issue 11, page 44

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

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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

Bourbon in the spotlight
Marcin Miller catches up with some of the key figures in the world of bourbon during the Gala Dinner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

December 2000, Issue 13, page 24

Positive education
Martin Betts learnt more than a wealth of whisk(e)y knowledge from Whisky Magazine Live's Masterclasses, he found out that the Master Blenders and Distillers could communicate with the enthusiast with...

July 2001, Issue 17, page 30

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

A Singular Idea
Mark Gillespie explores Buffalo Trace's single oak project

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Cape of great hope
A writer in every port or a port in every writer? Davie Broom visits Cape Town

November 2004, Issue 44, page 12

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

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Welcome to Whisky Magazine
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Whiskey heaven
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.

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Live and kicking
Marcin Miller evaluates the inaugural Whisky Magazine Live and comes to the conclusion that if you missed it, you missed out

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Bowled over
Whisky Magazine's barfly slips into her bowling shoes and hits the lanes.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 36

Too little of a good thing?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the buzz created by the limited editions market.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 48

Kentucky calling
To really enjoy the bourbon experience of Kentucky you must immerse yourself in the character and culture of the state itself. Our man does exactly that

April 2007, Issue 63, page 36

A state of mind
The state of Kentucky offers the whiskey lover a great deal of choice. But there's plenty for the non bourbon drinker too.

June 2009, Issue 80, page 38

A new frontier
Jonathan McCormick looks at selling bourbon to the Scots.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 20

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

Whisky magazine live
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Roll up for the bbq
Charles Cowdery lights for the fires for a perfect day out.

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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

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The whisky set to self-destruct
Jim Murray fears for the Japanese whisky industry which he believes could implode before whisky lovers sample all that it has to offer.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 8

Young Guns
Charles K. Cowdery meets the next generation of America's master distillers.

January 2008, Issue 69, page 14

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Tales of the times
Liza Weisstuch heads out to New Orleans to see what's mixing at the moment.

January 1970, Issue 84, page 46

Industry 'Oscars' honour the heroes of whisky
The Icons of Whisky recognise the people and companies that have made the biggest contribution to the world of whisky. Dominic Roskrow explains how the winners were chosen

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Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

September 2008, Issue 74, page 86

Tribute to a whiskey dreamer
Jim Murray mourns the loss of Cecil Williams, a man dedicated to whiskey and a much loved friend to the end.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 8

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

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

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The White Choice
A new category is finding favour with bartenders, Naren Young looks at why

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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.

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From the Editor
The best way to sell booze is, in my opinion, to let people try it. However, because of the potency of our chosen spirit, sampling needs to take place under controlled circumstances. And let's not for...

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Whiskey and Apparel
Leapfrogging what's inside the bottle

September 2014, Issue 122, page 12

Chart Position

Latest
168
Best
161
Average
138

Bottle Price

Average
£141
Highest
£208

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