The nose is subtle and complex, with the most prominent aroma being a corny sweetness. There are also strands of vanilla and caramel sweetness that weave through the nose, but this whiskey stands tallest when consumed. The palate in Buffalo Trace is wonderful and complex. The corn sweetness remains, but the vanilla comes through even stronger. There is some oak, some rye spiciness, and some robust toasted sugars that begin to shine towards the end of the palate. Buffalo Trace finishes with a seductive burst of vanilla and roasted caramel.