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 2020 William Larue Weller release, part of Buffalo Trace's lauded Antique Collection series.
This was distilled in American’s winter of 2008 and released in fall of 2019 as a 12-year-old. It is released at 134.5 proof, 67.25%.
The Antique Collection series of whiskies are some of the most sought-after whiskies in the world, let alone bourbons, and Australian allocations are very limited.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Cherries, caramel, vanilla, toasted oak
Palate: Soft caramel chew, spearmint, cinnamon
Finish: Intense, long finish of coffee, floral, pepper, and dry oak
Distillation: Double Distilled; beer still and doubler
Proof off still: 130 Proof
Barrel: New, White Oak; #4 Char; Charred for 55 seconds
Barrel maker: Independent Stave; Lebanon KY
Barrel entry proof: 114 proof
Barrel size: 53 liquid gallons; 66.25 Original Proof Gallons
Warehouse: Warehouse I & C.
Floor: 3rd, 5th and 6th floors.
Evaporation loss: 73% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation
Product Age: 12 years and 6 months old at bottling
- Buffalo Trace