American Whiskey



Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in America, with distilling starting there is 1773 and is the only American Distillery so far to receive the prestigious “Distillery of the year” award, not once, but twice.



Buffalo Trace’s philosophy behind whisky making is to give the consumer a new experience through every product that they produce. This is achieved through strict recipes and aging processes, thus none of their bourbons are made in large quantities, but rather with the focus on quality instead. They are also one of the very few distilleries that do not rotate their barrels in the warehouse during the maturation period, rather allowing the individual elements within the warehouse to affect each barrel differently and give completely different bourbons purely because of where they lie in the warehouse.


The range consists of the Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon, Blanton’s Collection, Eagle Rare and various limited edition whiskies like the George T Stagg – voted best whisky in the world.

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Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, the flagship of the Buffalo Trace distillery, is a blend of an 9 – 11 year old Bourbons made for everyday enjoyment. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks or with your favourite mixer or in a classic Mint Julep cocktail. 

Outstanding aroma, kicked off by a spicy prickle. Satisfyingly deep, gentle vanilla-ed and molassed with even a sprig of sweet mint. On the palate a rip-roaring waxy sweetness checked by a big build up of vanilla-rich oak. Corn is chewy and rye offers a rich textured background. The finish dries at last as the oak takes command, but rye offers extra depth and a layer of bitterness as does a lingering licorice.


Blanton’s Gold Edition is a rye recipe bourbon and the first single barrel Bourbon to be marketed commercially. Each bottle is hand selected and hand labeled with the unique information of each the chosen’s barrel’s location within the warehouse.

The nose is very deep and satisfying. The taste has a masterful start with powerful dry vanilla notes in perfect harmony with hints of honey amid the strong caramel. The long, creamy caramel holds the fort until some late soft peppers arrive to spice things up. The underlying dryness amid the spice and honey really makes for bourbon that should suit all tastes and one to keep the discerning whiskey drinker almost purring with delight.  


Eagle Rare 10yo is a rye recipe Kentucky Straight single barrel bourbon and is one of the very few age stated bourbons produced by Buffalo Trace. Eagle Rare is picked from a specific part in the warehouse that gives it its unique flavour. Spicier yet smoother than the Buffalo Trace, it is an especially good food pairing whisky, and has been voted as one of the best cigar whiskies in SA.

The bright honey/topaz color shows sparkling bronze core features impeccable purity; the early aromas include gentle grain, toasted honey-wheat bread, and tobacco leaf with aeration, the aroma quickly transforms into a pedal-to-the-metal Bourbon bouquet as evolved scents of ripe banana and charcoal tweak the olfactory sense in the middle stage whiffs — fragrances of lanolin, almond butter, melon, and oil accent the toastiness beautifully — it’s a somewhat restrained, or better, understated aroma but I sense lots of power lying just beneath the surface; my, my, my, what have we here — in the mouth, this oily, toasty beauty seduces the taste buds at palate entry with dry flavors of cereal grain and mild oak resin — the mid-palate tastes explode on the tongue in unabashedly sweet and oily flavors of black raisins, grape- fruit, charred oak, and candied almonds; the finish is long, corny sweet, moderately fiery, and lasciviously oily. 

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