Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Rye
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 64.2%
Score: 92 points

One of the whiskies in the annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection series, and one of the strongest on the market at 64.2% ABV. The nose belies this, though…it’s gentle and smooth with mild spices, honey, brown sugar, and a touch of oak – and it opens up with time to become more intense and aromatic. The taste is spicy, intense, and completely different from the nose, with cinnamon, clove, toasted oak, brown sugar, and honey notes. The finish is long with smoothly fading spices and gentle honey undertones. (February, 2014)