Trader Joe's Bourbon
Added on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM
  Bottler: Buffalo Trace
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 45.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $15 Availability: Wide
Made by Buffalo Trace and distilled at their Barton Distillery for Trader Joe's.
Member Ratings and Notes
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The nose is very nice, woody with a nice rye kick, burnt caramel and cloves. The palate is much less complex with lots of vanilla, and some spice on late palate, but it fades to bitterness in the end which lasts into the finish which is quite bitter.

 

This one starts well but doesn't hold up. Even for $15, there are better bourbons on the shelf. I expected more out of Buffalo Trace/Barton, but maybe there is a reason they aren't releasing this under their own label.

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