Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe (2020 Release)


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Sazerac Company

Distillery: Buffalo Trace

Release Date: Annual Release

Proof: 94

Age: 7 Years

Mashbill: Undisclosed Percentages of Corn, Rye, Malted Barley

Color: Chestnut

MSRP: $40 (2020)

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Raspberry | Baking spice | Leather | Burnt caramel | Good intensity


Mixed berries | Oak | Light citrus


Rye spice | Strawberry cream | Seasoned oak | Slightly dry | Flourish of heat


Buffalo Trace’s three Kosher Whiskeys are the first Kosher whiskeys from a major U.S. whiskey distillery. Likely a surprise to some, the Rye Recipe is in fact a bourbon, with “rye” referring to the whiskey’s secondary grain. At seven years old, there is ample oak and leather woven throughout. The whiskey's fruit notes are its highlight, bringing a nice balance to the oak and injecting much needed dimension. Despite being largely straightforward and even somewhat boring at times, the whiskey is a rather enjoyable sip when its fruit notes open up. The Rye Recipe would actually make a great everyday bourbon if you could in fact find it on any given day in a store. Unfortunately, that probably won’t be the case.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Eric Hasman

October 29, 2020
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