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Buffalo Trace

Ancient buffalo carved paths through the wilderness that led America's first pioneers and explorers westward. One such trail led to the banks of the Kentucky River where we've been making bourbon whiskey the same way for over 200 years. Uncompromised and unchanged, we're proud of the whiskey we make. Dedicated to the independent spirit of America, Buffalo Trace is the world's most decorated distillery. We invite you to explore our rich history, our award-winning bourbon and learn why we'll always stand strong.

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world. Made from the finest corn, rye and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century old warehouses until the peak of maturity. The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit. The smooth finish lingers on the palate. This will never change.

Nose: A complex procession of vanillas and the usual citrus presence offering a thin veneer.

Palate: A series of soft explosions light up the taste buds, but again it is the corn that dominates, its soft oils acting as a buffer for the rye and spice.

Finish: Long and improbably elegant with the smaller grains at last finding a coherent voice; the sweeter vanilla joined by a dry, toasty oakiness.

Comment: As an everyday bourbon, there is little to match this one. It's all about balance and complexity and injections here and there of the elements that make bourbon unique.

7 times named Distiller of the Year.

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White Dog Mash (New Make Whiskey)

White dog is the name used by distillers for unaged American whiskey, and new make is a term meaning the same thing but used by Scotch and Irish distillers.

Buffalo Trace has made their once limited edition White Dog Mash #1 at 125 proof.

The flavour and aroma of corn are dominant in the secret proprietary mash of corn, rye and malted barley.

Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash #1 is what comes off of the still that goes into barrels and will eventually become Buffalo Trace Bourbon. The time spent in oak casks and the reduction in proof adds much of the smoothness in most bourbons we’ve grown to know and love, Buffalo Trace included.

Un-aged whiskey is sometimes referred to as white lighting because of the jolt that accompanies imbibing it. There is definitely some heat on this white lightning, but it is actually drinkable neat and makes for one stiff drink.


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