Buffalo Trace Distillery Articles

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...

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...

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...

Every Eagle Rare Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Every Eagle Rare Bourbon Reviewed [2021]

Eagle Rare has a long history. Originally, it was released by Seagram's as a competitor to Wild Turkey 101. Now ER10 is distilled by Buffalo Trace and is one of the best values at $30 for a 10-year bourbon. Related: Eagle Rare 17 (BTAC) Review George T. Stagg (BTAC) Uncut Unfiltered Review Buffalo Trace Review Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Reviewed E.H....

Every Sazerac 18 Reviewed [2021]

Every Sazerac 18 Reviewed [2021]

Sazerac 18 is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey bottled at 90 proof. Each release is different, but it's commonly got a dusty funk on the nose and palate. In 1985, Sazerac laid an enormous store of rye whiskey. Those barrels were moved to steel tanks in 2003 and had been used for each Sazerac released until the 2019 release. That means the newest...

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