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humchan2k
10-01-2012, 18:07
It's hot as hell in LA today....and so I'm just sitting here in the shade, sippin' on a variety of things - EC20, Smooth Ambler 14 yr...a couple top shelf beverages, until I poured a quick little taste of BT...and you know what, Buffalo Trace is just so.....good. It has the best mouthfeel, it's got flavor, it's smooth and wonderful....and we don't give it a lot of attention on this board...so I'm just giving a random :toast: to the BT folks..thanks for the good stuff!

Bmac
10-01-2012, 22:20
Are you sure that the stuff you drank prior that was phenomenal didnt affectyour pallate? Just curious :)

mbates63
10-01-2012, 23:52
I enjoy BT also! Looking forward to January so I can enjoy some more of it.

Josh
10-02-2012, 06:31
It's been a while since I had the standard edition of BT, but I've had several retailer bottlings (Binny's & Khan's) that were very good. My last Binny's bottle had this great toasted marshmallow thing going on.

camduncan
10-02-2012, 13:36
Nothing wrong with a standard pour of Buffalo Trace (even at 80 proof)..... In fact, I still rate it's release into the Australian market as the biggest bourbon event in this country in the last 6 years!

Flyfish
10-02-2012, 16:02
Nothing wrong with a standard pour of Buffalo Trace (even at 80 proof)..... In fact, I still rate it's release into the Australian market as the biggest bourbon event in this country in the last 6 years!

BT in the US is 90 proof. It has a great slot right between AAA and ELT in my heart.

White Dog
10-02-2012, 16:11
Well, I guess I can say that I like it better than Eagle Rare.

JB64
10-02-2012, 22:24
BT is a very good bourbon which is part of my monthly rotation, I decided to have a pour this evening. When comparing it to other bourbons of similar cost I tend to like WT101 better.

ILLfarmboy
10-03-2012, 09:06
I love me some BT.

One of the only 90 proofers I like.

Clavius
10-03-2012, 10:45
Big fan of BT here and many of their products!

humchan2k
10-03-2012, 13:24
Glad to see some love for BT up in here. I just think that for $20/bottle (Thanks, Daves of K&L), how can you possibly beat it!?!? I also don't understand why anyone likes Eagle Rare, I can't stand the stuff.....ugh.

DPPSmoker
10-03-2012, 13:58
Candy apples dominates my palate when I drink Buffalo Trace. I love the sweet and sour thing going on with BT.

jcg9779
10-03-2012, 17:12
BT is a very good bourbon which is part of my monthly rotation, I decided to have a pour this evening. When comparing it to other bourbons of similar cost I tend to like WT101 better.

I go the other way - I like the proof of WT 101, but just don't like the bourbon. I'd love to see a 101 proof BT release, but I'd take 90 proof BT over WT 101 any day.

HighInTheMtns
10-03-2012, 17:19
It's been a while since I had the standard edition of BT, but I've had several retailer bottlings (Binny's & Khan's) that were very good. My last Binny's bottle had this great toasted marshmallow thing going on.
One of my favorite things about Buffalo Trace is that it's an avenue that provides MANY retailers with hand selected single barrels at a great price, often even less than regular BT. I recently picked up a family size bottle from a private barrel for $30. Amazing deal.


I go the other way - I like the proof of WT 101, but just don't like the bourbon. I'd love to see a 101 proof BT release, but I'd take 90 proof BT over WT 101 any day.
I'd love to see a 101 proof BT! While we're at it, how about a 101 proof 10 year old BT? :skep:

DaveOfAtl
10-03-2012, 17:28
=I'd love to see a 101 proof BT! While we're at it, how about a 101 proof 10 year old BT? :skep:

Which would be ER101, right? I would like to see that too, but they sell it all as CEHT and charge a hefty premium for that fancy bottle.

HighInTheMtns
10-03-2012, 17:32
Which would be ER101, right? I would like to see that too, but they sell it all as CEHT and charge a hefty premium for that fancy bottle.
:grin:

I need to try a CEHT one of these days, I've been passing them up pretty regularly this summer. Can't imagine I won't enjoy it when I do, like this thread says, BT sure does make some good bourbon.

jcg9779
10-03-2012, 17:45
Which would be ER101, right? I would like to see that too, but they sell it all as CEHT and charge a hefty premium for that fancy bottle.

For some reason I was thinking that ER and BT have a different mashbill...I guess I need to refer to Josh's Whiskey Tree to check things!

HighInTheMtns
10-03-2012, 19:42
For some reason I was thinking that ER and BT have a different mashbill...I guess I need to refer to Josh's Whiskey Tree to check things!
They're both mash #1.

DaveOfAtl
10-03-2012, 21:20
:grin:

I need to try a CEHT one of these days, I've been passing them up pretty regularly this summer. Can't imagine I won't enjoy it when I do, like this thread says, BT sure does make some good bourbon.

I've liked them all, especially the Tornado and the Barrel Proof.

T Comp
10-03-2012, 22:10
I appreciate that they employ one of our own and the best distillery tour guide in the business...mobourbon! He also makes it to gazebo gatherings and even though, he could only stay a short while for the KBF picnic this year, still brought full bottles of both a Weller and a CEHT and left them.

BT (the distillery) puts out some excellent whiskey...as all the major do...okay......maybe not, at least currently, WT.

BradleyC
10-03-2012, 22:28
I'm a fan of Buffalo Trace. The price is right, the quality is there, and it is very consistent. I surprised myself doing a blind tasting of regular BT and ER/10. They each have their own positive qualities but I leaned towards the Buffalo Trace. I'll have to echo Thad's comment in that they have some great tour guides. Mine was great. He was very passionate and highly knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time talking with me afterwards 1 on 1 and had some really good info. I think they are a great distillery all around.

Dolph Lundgren
10-04-2012, 06:06
They're both mash #1.

ER is only slightly older than trace, but the flavor profile is very different. Why is that (barrel selection, location in storage, etc.)?

HighInTheMtns
10-04-2012, 07:48
ER is only slightly older than trace, but the flavor profile is very different. Why is that (barrel selection, location in storage, etc.)?
Ultimately the answer to this question is barrel selection, but I have never seen anything specific about whether that selection involves certain warehouses or floors (a-la Blanton's.)

humchan2k
10-04-2012, 16:18
How interesting....I don't think BT tastes much like ER10 at all! Am I weird that way? I heart BT, I do not buy or like ER. Huh, learn something new every day around here.

HighInTheMtns
10-04-2012, 17:11
From my point of view you're not weird... I'm rarely without an open BT. Can't remember the last time I had an ER10.