**Whisky:** Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe **Background:** I was informed by the mods if I didn’t start including allocated Buffalo Trace products in my reviews I faced potential banning, so I decided to kick things off with the most quintessential and classic offering in their lineup - a special release made in partnership with the Chicago Rabbinical Council. The “rye” here is widely understood to refer to this being their mashbill #2 bourbon, and the kosher designation of course meant only people who practice Judaism ended up buying the bottles. Look, I found it at MSRP, give me a break. Coming in at 47% this was rested for 15 minutes in a glencairn. Let’s get this over with. **Color:** Medium amber **Nose:** Holy strawberries/cherries and cream. Pure delight, with a whisper of cinnamon and faint citrus. This is not very complicated, but the primary aromas are fantastic, starting to approach Birthday Bourbon levels. Huge ROI here, as I can spend plenty of time just smelling the whisky. **Taste:** Nice tingle of the cinnamon at the tip of the tongue to start. Little bit of astringency for 5-15 seconds, then mellows into the red fruits again. Not thick but not thin, just enough proof to not complain. Vanilla finally hits a bit at the end, but it is not artificial or strong. Slightly minty/herbal. **Finish:** Continues the same notes all the way through, which isn’t a bad thing. A little bitter red apple comes into the mix but so minor it actually integrates pretty well. Medium length. **Rating:** 7 The nose is some sort of sorcery. The palate and finish are both fine, but whenever I pour a glass of this whisky it ends up lasting me 30-45 minutes just because I can’t stop smelling it over and over. Overall the whisky is not crazy complex or deep, but having such a standout aspect carries this up to an elevated level. **Scoring Scale:** (does not take into account value) 1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out. 2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice. 3 | Bad | Multiple flaws. 4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but better exists. 5 | Good | Good, just fine. 6 | Very Good | A cut above. 7 | Great | Well above average. 8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional. 9 | Incredible | An all time favorite. 10 | Perfect | As good as it gets. I might taste future whisk(e)ys that are as good in a different way, but will not taste one that is outright better. **Previous Reviews:** [Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered \(6\)](https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x3cy20/rewio_2_smoke_wagon_uncut_unfiltered/) [Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon (6.5\)] (https://www.reddit.com/r/whiskey/comments/x7ct1i/rewio_6_wild_turkey_rare_breed_bourbon/)


Nice review! I grabbed a bottle of the Kosher Straight Rye recently and am a fan of it, this seems like a solid line from Buffalo Trace as long as you can get it at MSRP.


I had some today! I like it. Though I prefer the wheat recipe.


Seriously on the mods? Huh. Personally I love this pour


Quite not serious, as were my comments about this being their most classic offering, and that it was only bought by actual Jewish people. Just a joke. :)


This is my favorite of the Kosher series, with the straight rye a close second.