This is a 10 year expression from Buffalo Trace that was produced for Age International. The 10 year age stated Ancient Age has been discontinued for several years now. It’s bottled at 43% ABV.
Nose: Very grain forward – oak, butterscotch, vanilla, and a little WT style spice.
Palate: Funky corn up front with lots of oak. More butterscotch and vanilla – similar butterscotch notes to what I find in National Distiller’s.
Finish: Mostly corn and oak again here with a faint spice.
Rating: 84/100 – Simple, but enjoyable.
Value for the money: I think this 1.75L was around $35 which is a great buy, but seeing as these are discontinued, I don’t think you’ll see them around much. I wouldn’t pay anything over retail on the secondary for this.