Distillery Notes: Ray Daniel

"When it comes to whiskey, Buffalo Trace Distillery holds a special place in my heart. Let's just say, Eagle Rare was the game-changer that kicked off my journey into the world of fine spirits. Back in the day—let's keep the years a mystery—Eagle Rare 17 was like a hidden gem, no fuss, no frantic "allocation requests"—just those in the know enjoying its exquisite flavour. Fast forward, and suddenly it's the talk of the town, with bottles that once went for a modest sum now fetching thousands. But it's not just about scarcity; trust me, the product lives up to every bit of hype.

My first tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery was a revelation—there's a certain magic in the air that's impossible to ignore. Each visit leaves you with a new story, a deeper appreciation for its storied past.And when you encounter their lineup at an event, seize the moment. Whether you're a bourbon aficionado or just dipping your toes into the whiskey world, you're in for a treat. The flavour profiles across their brands are consistently impressive—prepare to be wowed. It's hard to play favourites in this game, but let's just say, I've never been disappointed with a pour from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Always on the lookout for that next special barrel pick, because who knows what delightful surprise awaits?

Today, we're proud to bring you a selection of STAGG and a few gems from the esteemed Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. These sought-after releases are truly a treasure, and while they may be hard to come by, we genuinely delight in sharing them with you. So, sit back, savour every sip, and let's embark on this extraordinary whiskey journey together."


Buffalo Trace: 200 Years Of Excellence

The Buffalo Trace Distillery holds the prestigious title of the world's most awarded distillery, a remarkable feat indeed. Renowned for their highly sought-after bourbons and ryes, including gems from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and the legendary "The Bourbon that Billionaires can’t buy" from the Pappy Van Winkle range.

Delving into the rich history of Buffalo Trace reveals a tapestry woven with the legacies of remarkable pioneers and individuals whose names adorn some of the finest spirits crafted here. Icons like George T. Stagg, Thomas H. Handy, Elmer T. Lee, E.H. Taylor, and William Larue Weller are not only synonymous with the bourbon world but also deeply rooted in American history and the country's wars over the years.

Yet, the very name "Buffalo Trace" pays homage to a significant landmark—the historic crossing where buffalo once traversed the river, leaving an indelible mark on the distillery's legacy and the surrounding Kentucky landscape. The products emerging from this hallowed ground resonate with the rich history that envelops it, creating a profound connection to the past with every sip.