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BUFFALO TRACE

KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY

Ancient buffalo carved paths through the wilderness that led American pioneers and explorers to new frontiers. One such trail led to the banks of the Kentucky River where Buffalo Trace Distillery has been making bourbon whiskey the same way for more than 200 years. In tribute to the mighty buffalo and the rugged, independent spirit of the pioneers who followed them, we created our signature Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

TASTING NOTES

This deep amber whiskey has a complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth.

REVIEWS

“One of the world’s great whiskies.”
–Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

“The finish is long and lush.”
–Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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Most Recent Awards

  • 2022 Double Gold TAG Global Spirits Awards
  • 2022 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2021 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2021 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2021 Bronze International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2021 Gold Whiskies of the World
  • 2021 Excellent / Highly Recommended (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2021 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2021 Silver International Spirits Challenge
  • 2020 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2020 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2020 Gold World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2020 Chairman's Trophy Finalist; Great Value; Tried & True Award Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2020 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Gold International Spirits Challenge
  • 2019 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Double Gold North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2019 Gold International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2019 Silver Outstanding Whiskies of the World
  • 2019 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2019 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2019 Great Value/Tried & True Award Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2018 Bronze World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2018 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Excellent / Highly Recommended (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2018 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2018 Silver International Spirits Challenge
  • 2018 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2018 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2018 Double Gold Warsaw Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Great Value Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2017 Gold Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Gold Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2017 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Double Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2017 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2017 Silver International Spirits Challenge
  • 2017 Gold World Whisky Masters
  • 2017 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2016 Double Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2016 Best Straight Bourbon San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Very Good / Strong Recommendation (85-89 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2016 SPECIAL AWARD - Best of Category/Division/Show Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Silver North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2016 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2016 The Washington Cup The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Gold American Whiskey Masters
  • 2016 Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2016 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2016 Gold World Whisky Masters
  • 2015 Gold World Whiskies Awards - Whisky Magazine
  • 2015 "Great Value;" "Tried & True" Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2015 Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2015 Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2015 SPECIAL AWARD - Best of Category/Division/Show Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2015 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver Denver International Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Best of Class - Bourbon North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition
  • 2015 The Washington Cup The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2015 5 Stars BevX - Sean Ludford
  • 2015 Silver New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2015 Silver Outstanding Whiskies of the World
  • 2015 Silver Spirits of the Americas
  • 2014 Double Gold New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Silver Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2014 Gold International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Liquid Gold Award - 96 points Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
  • 2013 Gold The Fifty Best
  • 2013 Excellent / Strong Recommendation (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2013 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Bronze Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2013 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Excellent / Strong Recommendation (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2012 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Gold Beverage Testing Institute - International Review of Spirits
  • 2012 Best of Category Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Best Bourbon in Show New York World Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 Silver Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2012 The Washington Cup - announced September 5 2012. The Washington Cup Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Excellent / Strong Recommendation (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2011 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Silver Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2011 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Excellent / Strong Recommendation (90-94 pts) Ultimate Spirits Challenge
  • 2010 Silver San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Silver Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2010 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2009 Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • 2009 BEST OF CATEGORY (Straight Bourbon) Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • 2009 Bronze Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Awards - PACKAGING DESIGN
  • 2009 Silver International Wine & Spirits Competition