Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. It is part of the ever-popular Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2 single barrel bourbons. This includes Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel, Blanton’s Single Barrel, and the recently announced stateside release of Blanton’s Gold Single Barrel. The two main differentiators between all of these single barrels are their varying proof along with varying warehouse aging locations.
Named for a stretch of rich farmland along the Kentucky River, Rock Hill Farms is a fine single barrel bourbon. The limestone waters of the Kentucky River that wind through Bluegrass country and alongside Buffalo Trace Distillery nourish the land and provide the distinct flavor to Rock Hill Farms.
Washingtonian Magazine named Rock Hill Farms “The World’s Greatest Bourbon.” This smooth bourbon is defined by the lush and rolling Kentucky landscape.
It’s interesting to see Buffalo Trace release so many single barrel bourbons with such small varying proofs between them all. In theory this should produce similar flavor profiles that are either bolder or weaker based on the proof, however it isn’t an apples to apples comparison across the board. The only line this really works for is Blanton’s, and that’s because that family line is aged in Warehouse H, while the others are aged in different warehouses.
A closer comparison would be Rock Hill Farms to Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel. What comes to light are two different flavor profiles that allow both to shine equally, yet in different ways. Rock Hill Farms shines in its balanced blend of spice with creamy flavors that intermingle into a delicious tasting sip. This combination allows Rock Hill Farms to distinguish itself among it’s Mashbill #2 siblings in its own righ
Rock Hill Farms is another of Buffalo Trace’s fine single barrel bourbons, sharing a mash bill with Blanton’s, Elmer T. Lee, Ancient Age, and Hancock’s Reserve. It is named for a stretch of farmland along the Kentucky River. While nearly all of Buffalo Trace’s top-shelf premiums can be a little hard to find at the moment, this is not a limited release or particularly rare bourbon. It should be available in well-stocked liquor stores with some regularity.