Bourbon lover? You may want to keep an eye out for the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, a series of 5 bottles of different ages, proofs and flavors. Buffalo Trace hails from the heart of Bourbon Country, has over 200 years of whiskey history, and their original Bourbon keeps snatching up awards all over the country, winning a Double Gold Medal at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition this year, as well as the 2017 Gold Medal at World Whiskey Masters.
The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection consists of the 129-proof George T. Stagg, a sweet combination of fudge, espresso and even tobacco. It’s accompanied by a 127-proof Thomas H. Handy Sazerac rye, with clove, vanilla, anise and pepper, 128-proof WL Weller wheated bourbon, with caramel, honey, butterscotch, and a soft woodiness, and by a a 17-year, 90-proof Eagle Rare Bourbon, which contains bold, notes of candied almonds, rich cocoa, toffee, leather and oak. The collection is rounded out by the 18-Year Sazerac Rye, clocking in at 90 proof.
The Antique Collection is available this October, but only in limited quantities. Each bottle makes an excellent gift for the whiskey fanatic in your family – or just an excellent way to enjoy the coming chilly months yourself.