Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey

About Buffalo Trace Bourbon

E.H. Taylor Jr.
Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
Frankfort, Kentucky
Visitor Center:

Buffalo Trace Distillery
113 Great Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, Kentucky
(502) 696-5926

Master Distiller / Blender:
Elmer T. Lee, Master Distiller Emeritus and Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller
Types of Spirits Made:

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Essential Facts

  • While the company has been making bourbon for more than 140 years, the Buffalo Trace brand was introduced and the distillery was renamed in 1999.

How you should drink Buffalo Trace Bourbon

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda
  • With ginger ale
  • In cocktails (Off to the Races)

Discussion (8)

  • Alex @ Intoxicology101 posted 3 years ago

    Love Buffalo Trace. Great aromas. Looking forward to touring the distillery sometime in the next 6 months.

  • Liquor.com posted 3 years ago

    Hi Lesley--
    We're big fans of the Buffalo Trace tour, too—it's one of the best on the Bourbon Trail! Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream was released nationwide last year, so you should be able to find it near you. You can also contact the brand directly to find out where it's available in your area: http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/content/contact-us. If you still have trouble finding it, Binny's sells it online and can ship to most states: http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Buffalo_Trace_Bourbon_Cream_Liqueur_45113.html.

  • Lesley K posted 3 years ago

    We visited the distillery early May 2013 and also enjoyed your Buffalo Trace Cream. Any updates on when it will be released nationwide? The chocolates that were made especially for the distillery were the best!
    We enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was very informative with many facts and figures at his fingertips. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the whole facility.

  • editor posted 4 years ago

    We assume you're referring to Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, which we talked about in our distillery bottlings story: http://liquor.com/articles/ingredient-hunter-distillery-bottlings/. We love it too, but unfortunately you can only get it in Kentucky right now. However, we hear rumors that it may be released nationwide next year

  • John Libonati posted 4 years ago

    I love this bourbon. It has a great aroma of banana skin, caramel and brown sugar (think bananas foster), the palate is full bodied with great flavors of cooked caramel, vanilla and minimal alcohol heat with just one ice cube. I live this inexpensive bourbon with a light splash or small ice cube.

  • Lynda Morelli posted 4 years ago

    my husband and I were down in Kentucky and we toured Buffalo Trace. It Ed a great tour, while there we purchased a liquor. We have forgotten the name can someone please refresh my memory.

  • Douglas A. Keeler posted 4 years ago

    This excellent bourbon reminds me a great deal of Old Charter 10 or 12, which disappeared about the time Buffalo Trace was aquired by an outfit from New Orleans. Makes a great Manhattan.

  • MarkSpizer posted 6 years ago

    great post as usual!

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