Company on Label: Buffalo Trace
Whiskey Type: Bourbon
Mash Bill Percentages: Buffalo Trace Rye Mash Bill
Age: 7 years
Further identification: Early 2020 purchase
Nose: Citrus and vanilla that presents itself almost like a faint Pinesol note. A touch of copper. Typical rye spices, but they're light and more in the background. The oak is faint and sweet. There is a creamy note that is almost rum-like. Oh the vanilla has evolved nicely. This is definitely not the Pinesol experience it started out as. Some stewed stone fruits coming up now. This glass totally woke up after 15 minutes.
Palate: So very mellow & sweet for a heavier rye content. The copper note of the nose is also here, but balanced well by a shiny, metallic cherry and lemon zest. Caramel works in delicately. The mouth coating is thin, but present and very toffee forward. A little bit of honey sweetness. A hint of tannic red grape as well. This took a long time to set up; I'd highly suggest letting this one sit because the beginning of the glass had nothing compared to this. The rye spices become much more prominent late. I'd definitely recommend this to someone maybe looking to dip a toe into the rye category.