This year the collection includes the oldest Eagle Rare 17-year-old bourbon in the history of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection
Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the return of its Antique Collection for the Fall 2023 season, showcasing products that best represent the distillery’s craftmanship.
This year’s portfolio includes all five Buffalo Trace Antique Collection staples: George T. Stagg Bourbon, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Sazerac Rye 18-year-old Whiskey, William Larue Weller Bourbon, and a milestone release for this year, the oldest Eagle Rare 17-year-old Bourbon in the collection’s history.
The limited-edition Antique Collection bottles are sold separately and will be available at retail in early October at a suggested retail price of $124.99 (local taxes and fees will vary).
Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old Bourbon
At 19 years and three months old, this year’s Eagle Rare-17-Year-Old Bourbon marks the oldest release of the spirit since its 23-year inclusion in the Antique Collection. This whiskey was distilled in the spring of 2004, and barrels were aged in Warehouses C, I, K, M, and Q. Eagle Rare 17 is once again bottled at 101 proof in tribute to the original Eagle Rare brand launched in 1975.
*17 years indicates the minimum age for Eagle Rare 17 barrels to be bottled.
George T. Stagg Bourbon
At 135 proof, and 15 years and 4 months old, the 2023 George T. Stagg offering was distilled in the spring of 2008, and its barrels were aged in Warehouses C, I, K, L, and M.
Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Whiskey
The 2023 Sazerac 18-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey collection of rye whiskey barrels was filled between the fall of 2004 and the spring of 2005 and aged in Warehouses K, L, and M.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey
The 2023 Thomas H. Handy expression is comprised of barrels aged for over six years. Initially launched in response to a consumer request for more well-aged and barrel-strength whiskey, this uncut, unfiltered straight rye whiskey clocks in at 124.9 proof.
William Larue Weller Bourbon
Crafted in response to a consumer request for more well-aged and barrel-strength whiskey, William Larue Weller is the Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon. This year’s offering was distilled in the spring of 2011, and its barrels were aged in Warehouses C, L, M, and N. The 2023 William Larue Weller bourbon registers at 133.6 proof, surpassing last year’s proof offering of 124.7.