Jim Murray (Whiskey Magazine): "One of the world's great whiskies." Producer notes: "Light bronze in color with streaks of gold, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bears a complex aroma of vanilla, mint, and molasses. Its taste is pleasantly sweet and contains notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak and leather. The long and dry finish has significant depth. When enjoyed with water, flavors of toffee, dark fruit and anise are revealed."
Wine Spectator: "(style: classic - sweet corn and vanilla) You'll get sweet cinnamon and rich corn pudding in the nose, with hints of meadow grass and bergamot. This one's warm and rich, nicely balanced by drying oak that tamps down the cinnamon from the nose. Well-balanced and sippable. 90 proof. (1/31/12)"
Eric Felten (Wall Street Journal): "Nicely balanced, with a deep and slightly bitter wood, keeping rich fruit in check." (4/26/08)