When I was in SoCal, I finally resorted to ordering Buffalo Trace from Binny's. To the best of my knowledge it was not and is not available on the shelves in your area.
In regard to the qualities, "harsh, dirty and yeasty", I just can't take that assessment seriously unless the bottle was defective. (However, I have noticed those qualities in a few posts the last few days.)
I found Buffalo Trace to be on the sweet side, perhaps a little too much so, depending upon the drinker's mood. I once described it as "more like dessert than appetizer".