About – “Since 1946 this bourbon has been held in high regard. 80 proof and distilled from corn, rye and barley malt, it’s smooth and simple, yet robust in its own way. There is much to love about this bourbon that has withstood the test of time.” Ancient Age is produced by Buffalo Trace using the #2 mash bill that is shared with Blanton’s, Rock Hill Farms, Elmer T. Lee, and Hancock’s President’s Reserve. Ancient age is the most affordable of these at around $13, is aged for at least 4 years, and is bottled at 80 proof.
Nose – This is straight up vanilla buttercream. with some green apple behind it. Not very complex but I could sit and nose this all day.
Palate – Nice and buttery in both flavor and mouthfeel. The vanilla from the nose is very prominent with a slight spice on the backend. The finish is short and is straight buttery oak.
Score – B-
Verdict – Ancient Age may not be very complex and may be low proof, but damn it is tasty. Buttery notes are something that always do it for me and this bottle has that in spades. If you don’t have a bottle of this in your bunker, get one. For $13 there is just no way you could go wrong here.