Price: $30 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Buffalo Trace & Bowman / Sazerac
Region: Kentucky / Virginia
Mashbill: Buffalo Trace mashbill #1
Aged For: NAS
Cask Type: New charred oak (Stored upright)
Chill Filtered: Yes?
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Gentle caramel, oak, vanilla, corn, cinnamon, and brown sugar
Mouthfeel: Light bodied
Palate/Taste: Vanilla, oak, white pepper, caramel, very one note and “smooth”
Finish: Gentle warmth and medium length with the palate carrying over to the finish.
Thoughts: I thought a bit about this, and came to the conclusion this is made for people who enjoy things like Crown Royal and Jameson. It’s a more flavorful alternative to Basil Hayden’s for newcomers to the bourbon scene.
Score: 78 out of 100