This NAS 80 proof whiskey has a certain balance to it that’s hard to beat (for the price?). This is NOT the same Old Charter that existed pre-2014 – Buffalo Trace has made this whiskey with a ‘new’ recipe. With a light body and mild flavors, this bourbon is easily enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.
An all-around solid whiskey that any bourbon drinker can appreciate. Nose: A ton of ethanol even at 80 proof; light notes of cedar, dark fruit and citrus; crème brûlée burnt sugar Palate: Watery; brown sugar sweetness that promptly leaves; an odd wet cardboard flavor. Finish: Nearly none, but what is there is very light and slightly bittersweet; an odd lingering mouthfeel that’s almost waxy.