Booze News Feature: Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2018By Stephanie Moreno
Fall is here! We know we’ve still got a few days left before the start of fall technically begins, but we whiskey fans mark the season when we get word about the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. And that day is today! We’ve got all the details on these highly sought after whiskeys. Expect official reviews to follow soon!
Please note, although the suggested retail price from the brand is set at $99 for each bottle, retailers can each set its own prices. Actual prices will vary WIDELY. Additionally, supplies are very limited. Now as ever, be kind to the retail clerks as they are the bearers of the news. May your hunt be fruitful.
This Kentucky straight bourbon was distilled in spring 2000. Aged 17 years, it was warehoused on the 1st, 2nd, and 5th floors of warehouse C.
Most notably, there is a change in proof from 90 proof to 101 proof. This increase marks a permanent change to the brand and is a tribute to the original strength when the brand launched in 1974.
George T. Stagg Bourbon is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. This year’s edition was distilled in spring 2003 and matured in warehouses C, H, I, K, P, & Q.
This batch yielded 284 barrels, not quite as much as 2017 but significantly more than previous years. Bottled at 124.9 proof.
Sazerac Rye 18 Year is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey. This year’s batch was distilled in spring 1998. This limited edition rye is bottled at 90 proof.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye is an uncut, unfiltered Kentucky straight rye. This year’s batch was distilled in spring 2012 and aged in warehouses I & L. It is bottled at 128.8 proof.
William Larue Weller is the uncut, unfiltered wheated bourbon in the collection. This year’s batch was distilled in winter 2006 and aged in warehouses C, I, K, L, M, & Q. It is bottled at 125.7 proof.