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Parker SxS
07-12-2008, 10:24
Hi,

Im new to SB. I was in the local ABC store last night and they had three bottles of Buffalo Trace and I decided to try it. I was impressed, it was pretty good in my opinion and was wondering what you think about it?

DS

CorvallisCracker
07-12-2008, 10:57
Hi,

Im new to SB. I was in the local ABC store last night and they had three bottles of Buffalo Trace and I decided to try it. I was impressed, it was pretty good in my opinion and was wondering what you think about it?

DS

Welcome to SB.com!

BT is a favorite among many here. It arguably offers the best QPR of any corn/rye bourbon (cost in Oregon being $21.95).

You might want to give Weller Antique (7yo, 107proof) a try, which offers a great QPR in a corn/wheat bourbon (OR price being $19.95). There is a 7yo 90 proof version of the Weller (the Special Reserve) that usually costs a little less (though not here in OR, where they are inexplicably priced the same).

Parker SxS - you own one? What gauge?

spun_cookie
07-12-2008, 11:40
Welcome Parker... the stock BT is not one of my normal drinkers, but the entire BT trace is graet. Get some Stagg... that will put a smile on your face..

Special Reserve
07-12-2008, 14:44
Parker,

Welcome to Straight Bourbon.

I've been drinking from a selected bottling of Buffalo Trace. I've really enjoyed it with one ice cube. This bottle will not last long and I'm hoping that I can replace it with more from the same bottling.

Will

Hondo
07-13-2008, 06:04
I just purchased my first bottle of BT last week an am really enjoying it. I am not nearly sophisticated enough to tell you all the reasons I like it, but I do! ;-)

mozilla
07-13-2008, 06:36
I have not purchased a bottle of BT, yet. Did get an opportunity to try it at a banquet, and of course, liked it alot. The 750ml is on sale this weekend for $16.99 in Austin.

That mashbill, IMO, is one of the most versitile in all of bourbon. It creates...Benchmark, BT, Old Charter, Eagle Rare and G.T. Stagg, as well as many store brands. If that list doesn't impress...you just don't like bourbon very much.
My pref, is ER and OC, but I buy Benchmark as a house pour durring football season, so the boys have plenty to mix in their tumblers and flasks.

Welcome to the board!

Parker SxS
07-13-2008, 06:56
Thanks to everyone for the warn welcome. I have been a bourbon drinker since day one. In the past I always drank one bourbon but here of late I have been testing the waters. Im not sure but it may be the age thing (i'll be 42 this year) because my wife does not know from one day to the next what type of bourbon or beer I might bring home.

DS

P.S. Yes I currently own two Parker's and both of them are 12 gauges.

Special Reserve
07-13-2008, 13:28
I have not purchased a bottle of BT, yet. Did get an opportunity to try it at a banquet, and of course, liked it alot. The 750ml is on sale this weekend for $16.99 in Austin.


At $16.99 you should buy two.

Will

CorvallisCracker
07-13-2008, 14:39
I have been a bourbon drinker since day one.

I don't see how that's possible. I should probably go consult Genesis, but I'm pretty sure bourbon wasn't created until day eight or day nine.

ILLfarmboy
07-13-2008, 14:48
I don't currently have a bottle of BT open. But I realy like this bottling. Easy drinking, and singularly distinctive. It goes well with a nice steak, to.

ACDetroit
07-13-2008, 15:13
I don't see how that's possible. I should probably go consult Genesis, but I'm pretty sure bourbon wasn't created until day eight or day nine.


:slappin::slappin::slappin:

Now that's funny!!

You can check,

Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers and
Deuteronomy

and your still right Scott!!!

drli
07-13-2008, 18:07
Welcome Parker... the stock BT is not one of my normal drinkers, but the entire BT trace is great. Get some Stagg... that will put a smile on your face..

Dont be alarmed.. but drinking Stagg straight.. might result in a black colored tounge..... the morning after.


But, I do like buffalo trace.. and expecially in the larger sized 1.75L bottle.

55bill
07-18-2008, 14:44
My wife and I both enjoy Buffalo Trace. It's one of the bourbons we like to sip neat on Saturday evening. The others include OGD114, Weller Antique 107, and EC12. All of these selections are available locally for between $21 and $23, and we consider them good values.
Cheers to the makers of Buffalo Trace!

Wonderboy
08-11-2008, 07:46
I must confess to never having tried BT. I've made a note to try and hunt down a bottle when I'm out and about, mail ordering would cost almost £30 which I gather is rather overpriced. Should really make the effort considering I intend to visit them next summer.

hjminard
08-11-2008, 08:03
Welcome aboard, Parker! I bought my first bottle of BT about a month ago, and I wasn't particularly impressed with my first 2 (or so) tastes. It has quickly grown on me, however, and has since edged its way onto my list of favorites (particularly "bargain" category favorites).

SippinJim
08-11-2008, 08:17
I'm a big fan of BT! Not my normal sip but I do enjoy it.

B1bomber
08-11-2008, 08:47
It's one of the world's great injustices: Buffalo Trace isn't available in New Jersey. Just about every other label from the BT distillery is, like Van Winkle, Stagg, Eagle Rare, Hancock, Elmer T Lee, etc, etc., all of which I enjoy. For reasons I don't understand, though, Buffalo Trace isn't carried anywhere in NJ. I have to go to PA to find it. That said, it's great stuff, arguably the best there is for its price.

cowdery
08-11-2008, 13:39
No, it's not the same, but Old Charter and Eagle Rare are the same mash bill as Buffalo Trace. Profiling (the good kind) is the reason two brands with the same mash bill and similar ages can taste different, but if I couldn't get BT I would consider the Eagle Rare single barrel (the 10-year-old) a pretty good alternative.

OscarV
08-11-2008, 13:46
but Old Charter and Eagle Rare are the same mash bill as Buffalo Trace.

How about the mashbills for Eagle Rare Single barrel 10yo and the now long gone Eagle Rare 101? Same?
And what was the original intent for the bourbon that they bottle for George T Stagg?

TBoner
08-11-2008, 13:48
Oscar, my guess is that at least some of it would have been used to level out and maintain the profile of ER 10 and OC 12 year old & Proprietor's Reserve (both of the OC in particular has always tasted to me older than their age statements). By dropping the proof of the former and removing the latter pair, they've freed up more whiskey to charge us $50+ for.

I'm sure there was another purpose for some of it, of course, though the purpose all along may have been some sort of extra-aged or premium product.

Regards,

pepcycle
08-15-2008, 19:23
I never realized how little bourbon could appear on a liquor store shelf until I went into a Jersey Liquor Store.

WTF

Rite-Aid in KY has a better selection.

I did see a BT in Bergen County. First sighting for me.

Keep your eyes peeled. Looks like NY and NJ might be getting some.

BourbonJoe
08-16-2008, 07:02
I never realized how little bourbon could appear on a liquor store shelf until I went into a Jersey Liquor Store.


Welcome to the Northeast Ed. Another reason to miss Kentucky.
Joe :usflag:

kickert
08-16-2008, 07:29
Rite-Aid in KY has a better selection.


Actually not... In Kentucky you have to go to a liquor store to get liquor and wine. Grocery stores, Convenience Marts, Drug Stores, etc. can only sell beer.

callmeox
08-16-2008, 07:33
Actually not... In Kentucky you have to go to a liquor store to get liquor and wine. Grocery stores, Convenience Marts, Drug Stores, etc. can only sell beer.

I purchased my first bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel at a CVS in Ashland, KY last summer...

kickert
08-16-2008, 11:11
I purchased my first bottle of Four Roses Single Barrel at a CVS in Ashland, KY last summer...

I can't disagree with your experiance, but I can say in my 21 years in KY that I have never seen wine or liquor anyplace other than a liquor store.

Does anyone know the actual regulations?

callmeox
08-16-2008, 14:09
Here's the license info (http://migration.kentucky.gov/abc/licenseLookup/Detail.aspx?id=dkwshw537u&page=4&index=4&sort=%5BDBAName%5D&asc=True) for the CVS in Ashland and here's the license info (http://migration.kentucky.gov/abc/licenseLookup/Detail.aspx?id=OG3rFcLQte&page=1&index=1&sort=%5BDBAName%5D&asc=True) for a random Rite Aid in Bourbon County.

Both hold retail package liquor licenses

Check out the others by searching at:

http://migration.kentucky.gov/abc/licenseLookup/default.aspx

kickert
08-16-2008, 15:29
I stand corrected.......