Tuesday, January 09, 2024


The Kentucky based Buffalo Trace Distillery, has announced the launch of a new blended whiskey, in collaboration with Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton.

Traveller Whiskey (45% ABV) has been produced using a combination of whiskeys hand-selected from The Sazerac Company’s award-winning distilleries, and was chosen from a selection of 50 experimental blends.

Traveller Whiskey

This latest release which was created by Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, is said to deliver notes of oak, sweet maple, vanilla, buttery shortbread and leather on the nose. Followed by notes of spice, toasted nuts and oak on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Chris Stapleton, said: “Partnering with Buffalo Trace Distillery and Harlen Wheatley feels like a bucket list scenario for me. Some things just make total sense – and this is definitely one of those things. Bottles from barrels that Harlen has cared for have been with us for every note we’ve ever recorded, backstage before shows and in all the moments we’ve celebrated along the way. I believe what we’ve achieved with Traveller Whiskey not only represents our shared history but also a common artistic vision and uncompromising standards of taste. I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve made.”

Harlen Wheatley, added: “When making art – and we really do think that both Chris’ music and the whiskey we make at Buffalo Trace is art – you experiment, test, adjust, and don’t give up until you’ve got it right. That’s why we experimented with more than 50 blends before agreeing that Blend No. 40 would be it for Traveller.”

“This is a whiskey for everyone, whether you’ve been enjoying all the variety in the category for years or are just now discovering it. Traveller stands up on its own as a smooth and sippable whiskey or works great in a cocktail, if that’s more your style. But especially if you’ve tried whiskey before and been turned away by the burn – we think you’ll take one sip of this and think to yourself, “OK, now this I can do.” 

Traveller Whiskey, is now available from select retailers across the US, for a RRP of $39.99.

Posted by Steve Rush