The bottle says “Virginia” Bourbon, but considering the first two distillations are done in Kentucky by Buffalo Trace I feel that it’s a bit dishonest. The third distillation is a bit unusual in bourbon, and something seen more often in Irish whiskey, making a “smoother” easier drinking profile.
Price: $45 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace & A. Smith Bowman / Sazerac
Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mash Bills # 1 & 2
Aged For: NAS
Cask Type: New charred American oak (stored upright)
Chill Filtered: Yes
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Sweet vanilla sugar, maple syrup, caramel, bubblegum, and banana.
Palate/Taste: Vanilla, caramel, maple, oak, and leather.
Finish: Warm and medium length. Cinnamon, caramel, and oak notes.
Thoughts: I enjoyed this and find it to be above average, if a bit simple. Not too thrilled that I had to dig to find out that it was actually born in Kentucky.
Score: 84 out of 100