About Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.  It is owned by Sazerac.  It produces various bourbons, rye whiskeys and even vodka.

Buffalo Trace produces no less than four unique recipes: a low-rye mash bill, a high-rye mash bill, a wheated mash bill and two rye mash bills.  It has also produced numerous "one-off" mash bills, including 2017's award winning Four Grain Bourbon.

Using these recipes, Buffalo Trace produces products ranging from bottom shelf to top shelf, with often the only difference between the two being where in the warehouse (and which warehouse) the whiskey barrel was stored.  As an example, Buffalo Trace produces the Weller lineup, along with the Van Winkle products, all from the same recipe and process.

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E. H. Taylor Four Grain

Jim Murray rated the E.H. Taylor Four Grain Bourbon "Whiskey of the Year" for 2017.

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Buffalo Trace Wheated Mashbill

In February 2017, Flight Club explored the Weller lineup, featuring Buffalo Trace's wheated recipe. Learn more about it here.

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Pappy Van Winkle Collection

Buffalo Trace produces the "Pappy Van Winkle lineup" from its Wheated mash bill.

Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1

Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #1

Read more about Buffalo Trace's low-rye recipe and how each of the offerings compare.

BT Mash Bill #2

Buffalo Trace Mash Bill #2

Buffalo Trace offers a high-rye recipe. Learn about how each of these bourbons compare.