Sports bar chain Buffalo Wild Wings has expanded its partnership Buffalo Trace Distillery to include a Single Barrel Select Bourbon at restaurants in more states. Buffalo Wild Wings began carrying Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Select Bourbon as a limited-time offer at its locations in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Nevada and California in August 2020; Buffalo Private Reserve is now available in 16 states.
Buffalo Wild Wings customers in Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia can now enjoy the Buffalo Private Reserve. The bourbon’s caramel and dark fruit notes and oaky, sweet flavor pair well with the restaurant concept’s smoky sauces. Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller at the Frankfort, KY-based Buffalo Trace, selected each barrel for the bourbon series.
Store pick, or restaurant pick, single barrels remain one of the hottest trends in whiskey, even as the pandemic made sampling barrels more difficult. Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris told Cheers earlier this year that even on-premise accounts have continued to purchase the single barrel selects from the company.