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 rare 18-year-old expression of the famous Sazerac Kentucky straight rye, released as part of Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection series.
The history of Sazerac rye dates back to the 1800s, when the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal street would serve up rye whisky based mixers, one of which would become the Sazerac cocktail. This 18-year-old is the premium version of the classic expression, available in very limited quantities in Australia.
Buffalo Trace tasting notes:
Nose: Candy apple, and sweet mint
Palate: Oak, caramel, and dark chocolate
Finish: Long finish of coffee, black pepper, and cherries
Distilled from Minnesota rye, Kentucky corn and North Dakota malted barley. This was distilled through Spring 2002 and bottled Fall 2020.
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 K.
Evaporation loss: 76.9% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation
Product Age: 18 years, 4 months old at bottling.
- Buffalo Trace