First Look: "Bright amber in color."
Nose: "Caramel, vanilla, oak, cornbread, golden and red raisins, and a touch of cereal grain."
Caramel and vanilla come forward first followed by cornbread and raisins. The cereal grain and oak are underlying notes that bring complexity to its layered nose.
Palate: "Caramel, fruit compote, toffee, sweet vanilla, tannin, and toasted almond."
The entry is rich, dry and complex showcasing caramel, fruit compote, a touch of tannin and toffee. The sweet vanilla and toasted almond comes through on the mid-palate showing generous depth.
Finish: The finish is long and complex.
Fair Trade: $30
Verdict: Overall, the Buck 8 Year Old is a great deal. Whiskinfo definitely recommends picking up a bottle especially at the amazing price point of $25. I mean, c'mon, where you are going to find an 8-yr-old bourbon under $50 or let alone under $30? The Buck 8 Year Old will definitely keep a spot in our whisk(e)y cabinet as long as it's available.
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