George T. Stagg (69.1% ABV) Uncut and unfiltered, this is the powerhouse favourite of the Antique Collection. This batch contained 128 barrels, a similar size batch as in previous years. Unfortunately these barrels yielded very little whiskey. Some of the barrels were nearly empty, containing only 1 or 2 gallons.
|The Buffalo Trace 2015 Antique Collection|
William Larue Weller (67.3% ABV) The Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon. This year’s bottling was distilled in the spring of 2003. Previous editions have won many awards, including the Second Finest Whiskey in the World by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (63.5% ABV) The uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey of the Antique Collection. This year’s bottling was distilled in the spring of 2009. The 2014 edition was named “World’s Best American Whiskey” at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards.
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (45% ABV) This rare bourbon ages in oak barrels for nearly two decades and is only available in small quantities once a year. The previous edition of this bourbon was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old (45% ABV) Several years ago, barrels of fully matured Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old were put into a stainless steel tank at Buffalo Trace Distillery to prevent further aging. Since then, whiskey has been drawn each year for bottling. Last year Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old was named the third finest whiskey in the world by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015.
The Antique Collection was introduced more than a decade ago and has become a cult favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. Since 2000 these whiskeys have garnered numerous awards from such notable publications as Whisky Advocate Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
The Buffalo Trace 2015 Antique Collection will be available across the US later this month, with each bottle retailing for a RRP of £80.
Posted by Steve Rush