Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe Bourbon is one of three Kosher whiskeys that, starting in 2020, will be released annually after Passover, a major Jewish holiday. In addition to the Kosher Rye Recipe (my best guess is Mash #1 but I could be wrong) I’m covering in this review, there also is the Wheated Mash (used for Weller), and Straight Rye Whiskey (used for Sazerac). If you don’t know what Passover is, I recommend doing some research, it’s very interesting. I’m no expert on Judaism or Kosher law, so I’ll let Buffalo Trace provide all the details on what they did and why they call it Kosher.
What I will say is that this is pretty much 7 year old and 47% ABV Buffalo Trace, so it sort of sits between the standard Buffalo Trace and EH Taylor Small Batch in terms of proof. Let’s find out if the Kosher designation, age-statement, and extra ABV create a better bourbon in this Buffalo Trace Kosher Rye Recipe Bourbon review.