Buffalo Trace Distillery

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The Buffalo Trace Distillery, located in Frankfort, Kentucky, stands on the banks of the Kentucky River, where American bison once crossed the river and their paths were soon followed by America’s early pioneers. In 1964, the United States Congress recognized bourbon whiskey as a “distinctive product of the United States.”The Federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits states that bourbon must meet these requirements:

Some of the Whiskey’s offered from Buffalo Trace:

W.L. Weller Special Reserve…………………………………………………..$18.99

This Bourbon is regarded as “The Original Wheated Bourbon” which just means that the rye grain is replaced by wheat, giving this whiskey a remarkably smooth taste. Bottled at “Kentucky Proof” – 90 proof, this 7 year bourbon is a great value at under $20 per bottle.

Buffa lo Trace……………………………………………………………………….$32.99

This is the flagship bourbon from the distillery and makes for a great everyday whiskey. The corn in this spirit is quite present but it is balanced out nicely with a hint of spice from the rye. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a “smooth” Bourbon to sip on at the end of a long day.

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon……………………………………..$29.99

Named in honor of Elmer T. Lee, Master Distiller Emeritus at Buffalo Trace, this bourbon is for people who like a lot of flavor in their whiskey. Distilled from a recipe that is high on the rye content, aged for 9 years and bottled at 90 proof. This Bourbon will have notes of vanilla and honey that is balanced out with a big spiciness from the rye, truly showing off the distiller’s craft.

Ea gle Ra re 10 year Single Barrel Bourbon……………………….$31.99

Also a rye recipe bourbon from Buffalo Trace, this whiskey is aged for 10 years and also bottled at 90 proof. This medium-to-full bodied bourbon is rich with notes of crème brulee, dried apples that lead to a long peppery, spicy mineral finish.

Fun Bourbon Facts!

• Bourbon must be made of a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

• Bourbon must be distilled at no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% alcohol by volume).

• Neither coloring nor flavoring may be added.

• Bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels.

• Bourbon must be entered into the barrel at no more than 125 proof (62.5% alcohol by volume) and may not be bottled at less than 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume.)

• Bourbon which meets the above requirements and has been aged for a minimum of two years, may (but is not required to) be called Straight bourbon.

• Straight bourbon aged for a period less than four years must be labeled with the duration of its aging.

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