Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: This namesake, moderately priced offering from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort KY is a whole lot of bang for the buck. BTKSBW comes in at ninety proof with a little bit of a bite and is meant to be enjoyed neat. Instead of clubbing you over the head with one or two dominant flavors, BTKSBW treats you to a vast array of aromas to draw you in, flavors to keep entertained and a finish that lingers, just long enough to last you until the next sip.
The slightly rosy amber hue in the glass is almost as appealing as the nose of caramel and fall apples, vanilla, oak and mulling spices. The tiniest little bit of heat greets your lips, then dissipates allowing a plethora of flavors including, but not limited to; cinnamon, allspice, leather, apple, light maple syrup, smoke, tobacco and ginger. You don’t taste them all at once, more like in waves, washing over your taste buds.