Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon 750ml (Previously $25)
**Best Buy** A good workhorse for all manner of cocktails, this bright amber Bourbon has a butterscotch aroma and oaky, relatively dry flavors that elongate into a rich caramel finish.
Light bronze color. Thick, mature aromas, with notes of subtle spice (vanilla, mint), toffee, light molasses and leather. Adding a little water revealing notes of teaberry, anise, and dark candied fruit. Pleasantly sweet at first in flavor, with notes of brown sugar and spice (vanilla, mint), becoming dry with enveloping flavors of oak and leather. With a little water, more subtle flavors are revealed, including toffee, dark fruit, and anise. The whisky finishes long and dry with significant depth. (Vol. 9, #1)
You'll get sweet cinnamon and rich corn pudding in the nose, with hints of meadow grass and bergamot. This one's warm and rich, nicely balanced by drying oak that tamps down the cinnamon from the nose. Well-balanced and sippable.
The workhouse small batch bourbon from the wonderful distillery of the same name. This brand was developed by the legendary Elmer T. Lee when Sazerac Co. purchased the distillery in the 1990s. It remains one of the great values in Kentucky Bourbon and continues to amaze even the most jaded critics.