Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe (2020 Release)

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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.

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Written By: Eric

October 29, 2020
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