Truman & Orange, has added Buffalo Trace and the Sazerac range of bourbons
to their portfolio. They will be exhibiting at this year’s Whisky & Spirits
Live in Sandton from 31 October until 2 November and sampling not only the
Buffalo Trace, but also Sazerac Rye, Blanton’s Single Barrel and Eagle
You should be excited for these
- No-one could’ve
predicted the global surge in the demand for premium Bourbon by 2018. Bourbon is one of the most dynamic whiskey categories
both worldwide and in South Africa where it has grown by 45%. This means that
it’s really difficult to get your hands on a good bottle of premium Bourbon to
the opportunity to sample it is
- Buffalo Trace, Sazerac Rye, Blanton’s Single Barrel
and Eagle Rare are all distilled, aged and bottled at the Buffalo Trace
Distillery which is the
award-winning distillery in the world. Yip. An American distillery is the
home of the world’s most-awarded distillery.
- This year’s World
Whiskies Awards (WWA) winner in the
category is also part of the Sazerac range: 1792. It is not produced at the Buffalo Trace Distillery but at the Barton 1792 Distillery.
Established in 1879, Barton 1792 Distillery continues today as the oldest
fully-operating distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Situated in heart of bourbon
country, Barton 1792 Distillery was named in honour of the year Kentucky joined
the United States. Rumour has it,
may be a few bottles of 1792 available for sale at Norman Goodfellows at the
- About those awards… Aside from a slew of awards for
the 3 distilleries that produce the Sazerac range (including the yet-to-be-mentioned
A. Smith Bowman Distillery which recently produced the bourbon that won Whiskey
Magazine’s World’s Best Bourbon two years in a row), Buffalo Trace Distillery
received top recognition in
Whiskey Bible 2018, where it received
the prize of World Whisky of the Year for its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain
Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018
also honoured Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies as Bourbon of the Year, Rye of the Year, Best American Whisky No Age
Statement, Best American Whisky 9 Years and Under, Best American Whisky 10 Years
and Over, Best Rye No Age Statement,
and Best Rye 11 Years and Over!
- Do you really need a 5th reason? OK. Any
craft barman worth his salt will tell you that
Sazerac Rye Whiskey is the one and only New Orleans original.
Supply of it in SA is very limited so it isn’t usually available for sale, and
especially not for sampling. This year, though, limited samples will be
available at Whisky & Spirits Live at the Buffalo Trace stand! What makes
it so special? It’s a Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800s, around the time
when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans.
It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were
served libations made with Rye Whiskey and bitters, which became known as the
“Sazerac” that America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the Bourbon
whiskey that started it all.
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vouchers and a bottle of Consol Glass Still Water. High-end lifestyle
products will be accessible from 17h00, while the Tasting Hall opens at 18h00
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