Buffalo Trace White Dog #1
Buffalo Trace // Kentucky, USA
White Dog is what whiskey is before it's put in the barrel to age. It's 100% grain forward and is alcohol in its purest form before the barrel starts to work its magic. The white dog that is used to make Buffalo Trace is a corn-heavy mash bill with malty notes and one of the few white dogs on the market that is not watered down to 80-90 proof before bottling.
WhiteDistilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
"In the nose the mash bill of corn, rye and malted barley come through loud and clear. The palate is surprisingly smooth for a 125 proof, with a velvety mouthfeel and some additional complexity as it lingers. The finish is decently quick with heat and sweetness."