Award–‐winning Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, recognised as a piece of liquid history, is now launching an exclusive limited edition gift box this Christmas for drink connoisseurs and bourbon fans alike. Available at £40 in Harvey Nichols and packaged in a handcrafted wooden box, discover the 220 year history and 8 step crafting process of Buffalo Trace that ensures its uncompromising and complex palate of spice with notes of leather, tobacco and smokiness. The gift box opens to reveal a bottle of Buffalo Trace coupled with a traditional Julep cup perfect to serve a frosted Mint Julep cocktail this winter.
LIMITED EDITION GIFT| £40
On the banks of the famous Kentucky River where the buffalo crossed on their ancient westward migratory route, Buffalo Trace is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award–‐winning distillery in the world. With only 70 sets in production, the Buffalo Trace Gift Box details the 8 steps, from milling to filtration, of the time–‐honoured craft unique to bourbon. Beginning with the finest Kentucky and Indiana corn, selected rye and superior malted barley, the Master Blender handpicks a small number of the best casks, maturing for 8-12 years in charred oak barrels, to create a blend of finely crafted small batch bourbon, Buffalo Trace. The classic stainless steel cup that sits handsomely alongside the Super–‐premium bourbonrepresents a traditional Kentucky cocktail, the Mint Julep that originated in the southern United States. The tasting profile of Buffalo Trace, with its signature aromas of vanilla, mint and molasses, perfectly complements the four key ingredients of the Mint Julep serve, mint leaves, bourbon, sugar and water.
THE BUFFALO TRACE MINT JULEP
The Mint Julep is traditionally served in a stainless steel cup and piled high with crushed ice. Hold by the bottom to allow frost to form on the outside of the cup.
50ml Buffalo Trace
12.5ml Sugar syrup
4 Fresh mint leaves
1. In the Julep cup, lightly muddle the mint leaves with the sugar syrup
2. Fill with crushed ice + add the Buffalo Trace
3. Top with more crushed ice + garnish wit a sprig of fresh mint