Buffalo Trace Distillery Articles

Hancock’s Reserve Bourbon Review [2021]

Hancock’s Reserve Bourbon Review [2021]

Hancock’s Reserve Bourbon generates a lot of questions. It's not listed on Buffalo Trace's Our Brands section, so many whiskey enthusiasts end up asking, "Who makes Hancock Reserve bourbon?" The answer is Buffalo Trace Distillery. That leads us to the next logical question: What mashbill is Hancock's Reserve? Hancock's Reserve is made with...

Every McAfee Benchmark Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every McAfee Benchmark Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Is Benchmark bourbon the same as Buffalo Trace? Benchmark Bourbon and Buffalo Trace have the same mashbill. It's a low rye mashbill commonly called mashbill #1 in terms of Buffalo Trace's whiskeys. That doesn't make them the same bourbon though. Age, warehouse, distillation details, and taste profile all make Benchmark Bourbon a distinctive...

Every Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Elmer T. Lee was a legendary master distiller for Buffalo Trace. But he didn't start as a legend. He was hired by Colonel Blanton in 1949 as a maintenance engineer after serving in World War II as a Radar Bombardier. He worked his way through the ranks until he was promoted to Master Distillery in the early 80s but soon retired in 1985. Lee was a...

Every Blanton’s Bourbon Reviewed (Guide 2021)

Every Blanton’s Bourbon Reviewed (Guide 2021)

The legend of Blanton's bourbon goes something like this: During Albert Bacon Blanton tenure as the master distiller at the George T. Stagg Distillery (now Buffalo Trace Distillery), he would regularly select honey barrels from the center of Warehouse H to impress government officials and the like. Colonel Blanton recognized early that Warehouse...

Sazerac Rye Whiskey Review [2021]

Sazerac Rye Whiskey Review [2021]

Sazerac Rye Whiskey is also called baby Saz as the more youthful sibling of Sazerac 18 and the full-bodied Thomas H. Handy Sazerac. How long is Sazerac Rye aged? This rye whiskey is aged 4 to 6 years old. Who makes Sazerac Rye Whiskey? It is distilled by Buffalo Trace Distillery for its parent company Sazerac. Is Sazerac Rye hard to find? Like...

The Ultimate Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey Guide

The Ultimate Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey Guide

Let's start with the basics. First, I know not all the whiskeys below are Pappy Van Winkle Whiskeys. However, that's how people search to find out more about these rare whiskeys. To drill down, only three of the whiskeys made by the Van Winkle family are Pappy Van Winkle. Those include the Family Reserve 15 Year, 20 Year, and 23 Year. The other...

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