The 2021 allocation of 2020 Van Winkle and Antique Collection releases is extremely limited, in a lot of cases we received one bottle of each product. Given the demand and waitlist far exceeds supply, we will be offering this series to customer via ballot – one item per customer across the BTAC/Pappy range.
Ballot for the 2020 BTAC and PVW bottles has been drawn and winners have been notified. Thank you and enjoy!
The highly sought-after 17-Year-Old version of the Eagle Rare straight bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.
Previous vintages have been near-impossible to source in Australia and the 2020 release arrives early 2021 in similarly scant quantities.
The Eagle Rare is one of the more elegant releases of the BTAC collection, showcasing delicacy and complexity.
The fall 2020 release – distilled spring 2002 – is 18 years and three months old at bottling. Bottled at 101 proof, 50.5%.
Buffalo Trace tasting notes:
Nose: Ripe cherries, vanilla cream, oak
Palate: Caramel, coffee
Finish: Long finish of oak, pepper, and fresh herbs
Distillation: Double distilled; beer still and doubler.
Proof off still: 135 proof.
Barrel: New, white oak; #4 char; charred for 55 seconds.
Barrel Maker: Independent Stave; Lebanon, KY.
Barrel Entry Proof: 125 proof.
Barrel Size: 53 liquid gallons; 66.25 original proof gallons.
Warehouse: Warehouse P.
Floor: 1st floor.
Evaporation loss: 59% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation.
Product Age: 18 years and 3 months old at bottling.
- Buffalo Trace