I received this as a substitute for Buffalo Trace. I appreciate Tesco making the effort to provide a similiar substitute, but whilst this is a drinkable bourbon (I drink bourbon neat) and is certainly better than Jack Daniels it isn't anywhere near as good as Buffalo Trace. And please, please ignore the ludicrous comment suggesting that this is as good as the sublime Woodford Reserve.
Best hands down!
Smooth very drinkable and good in an old fashioned! Best bourbon
Buy something else. With bourbon being limited (wi
Buy something else. With bourbon being limited (without ordering online) in the UK, I was please to give this a try. Owned by Brown-Foreman (Jack Daniel's and the oldest bottles bourbon in the US) I expected something decent; especially at 43% abv. It is just simply 'meh'. It's drinkable neat, but not as nice as Buffalo Trace by a long way. If someone gave me the option at a bar of this or Jack Daniel's, I'd take the JD and that's saying something. I'm sure the higher proof/longer aged options from the distillery offer better whiskey, but this entry level is just that - entry level.
It's just as good as Woodford or Makers Mark
I work a door at one of the best cocktail bars in central London. This was recommended by an American customer who knew the distillery owner. I'm a great fan of bourbon drinking Woodford Reserve as a sipping whiskey and Buffalo trace as a mixer whiskey in Old Fashions, whiskey sours and other cocktails. I ordered a bottle on the spot and on receiving it I was highly surprised to find a bourbon at this price point with these depths of complex well balanced tasting notes just as recommended by the customer. It's just as good as Woodford or Makers Mark at 25% less price wise. The problem is It's just TOO GOOD to mix.