Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Buffalo Trace Distillery, has today announced the launch of its latest O.F.C. Vintage bourbon bottling.

O.F.C. Vintage 1993 Bourbon (45% ABV) has been aged for 25 years, and is described as having a nose of dark cherry, honey, and smoked oak. Follow by a palate of caramel, toasted vanilla and cocoa.

O.F.C. Vintage 1993 Bourbon

The O. F. C. vintage bourbons, take their name from this National Historic Landmark’s original moniker – the O.F.C. Distillery – renowned for producing top class whiskey during its tenure.

O.F.C. Vintage 1993, follows on from the previous 1985, 1989, and 1990 releases, and comes packaged in a wooden display box containing a provenance card.  Inside the wooden box lies a crystal bottle with real copper lettering inlaid in the bottle with a hand applied paper label.

The 1993 Vintage, is actually the third release of the O.F.C. Vintage whiskey, but the second offered for sale. In 2016 Buffalo Trace Distillery released three vintage dated bourbons, exclusively to non-profit organizations at no charge to raise money for their causes.

The bottles, from 1980, 1982, and 1983 were auctioned at charity last spring, and raised nearly $1.2 million for a variety of causes such as cancer services, cystic fibrosis, leukemia and lymphoma, children’s rights, autism and military veterans.

Commenting on the news, Harlen Wheatley, Master Distiller, said: “It’s hard to believe that the same year this bourbon was made, in 1993, the world wide web was just becoming a ‘thing,’ and introduced to the public domain. Now when you think of how far everything has come, from a technology standpoint to bourbon’s popularity again, it’s mind blowing.  What’s really amazing is how solid this bourbon is, and how the taste and integrity have held up. It’s a real tribute to Elmer and Gary Gayheart and the rest of the team at the Distillery for this vintage to have this consistency and taste this good after aging for 25 years.” 

O.F.C. Vintage 1993 Bourbon, will be available across the US from December, in limited quantities, for a RRP of $2.500.00.

Posted by Steve Rush