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!
A very limited straight rye whiskey which makes up part of Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection series.
Named after the bartender who first used rye whiskey in the Sazerac cocktail, the Thomas H. Handy 2020 release is offered at 129 proof or 64.5%.
This is made up of whiskies distilled in 2014, aged for over 6 years.
Buffalo Trace tasting notes:
Nose: Floral notes, apricots, with cherries and cream.
Palate: Cinnamon, anise, and honey.
Finish: Distilled from Minnesota rye, Kentucky corn and North Dakota malted barley.
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: Warehouses N, M and K.
Floor: 3rd, 5th and 9th floors.
Evaporation loss: 32% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation
Product Age: 6 years and 2 months old at bottling.
- Buffalo Trace