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Old 02-15-2021, 06:25 PM   #1
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Flatboat bourbon

New expression from Buffalo Trace. 92 proof. Not a single barrel or small batch. $40 for a 1.75l. Similar price as the BT brand.

For 92 proof, it's remakably smoth and not hot at all. Very strong vanilla that fades into caramel. Sweet, smooth and remarkably drinkable. I'm a long time fan of the BT mashbill. This one is a winner. Very good whiskey at a very good price point. Good value.

Recommended. May have found a new sipping whiskey.
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Note: there's nothing on the bottle that indicates that it is a BT product. The whiskey guy at my liquor store told me it was and the display was marked as such.

The flavor is pretty unmistakably BT.
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Sazerac, who owns Buffalo Trace, also owns Barton 1792 distillery, who makes Flatboat. Might be a branding ploy.
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If it's anywhere near as good as the 1792, then it's certainly worth trying.
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Sazerac, who owns Buffalo Trace, also owns Barton 1792 distillery, who makes Flatboat. Might be a branding ploy.
That occurred me. Similar price point to BT. Might give BT an excuse to raise their price. Given the whiskey boom, wouldn't surprise me.

In my youth, we bought Barton's QT whiskey. Rot gut, to be sure.

Regardless of its heritage, it's not a bad sippping whiskey. It ain't Pappy, Stagg or Stagg Jr.. i would rather drink the garden variety Sazerac rye. Since nobody carries Sazerac around here, it's a reasonable substitute.
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Damn. Another good sounding one not available Ohio.
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Thanks Jason will look for it and give it a pull.
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I'll need to see if they have any up here in NH.
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:38 AM   #9
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On further review, this is close to Ancient Ancient Age of years past. I said for years that AAA was the best value bourbon I had found. I think this is the niche they're trying to fill.
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Went to my local ABC store this evening and they don't have Flatboat. I did pick up bottle of new to me stuff called Uncle Nearest. Haven't tried it yet.
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