The 2018 Antique Collection of American whiskeys has landed in Australia, from the award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Representing a cross-section of rare American Whiskeys, the Antique Collection spans a wide range of limited edition whiskeys of various ages, proofs and styles – some of which are revered as the best in the world and only available to supporters of the distillery’s signature Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey.
Recently named as ‘Distiller of the Year’ at the Icons of Whisky America awards 2018, the Buffalo Trace Distillery, based in the heart of bourbon country Kentucky, has been dedicated to crafting traditionally aged whiskeys for well over 200 years. Only five years ago, the distillery claimed its biggest accolade to date, being named as a National Historic Landmark.
The Antique Collection comprises of 18 rare products including the highly pursued Pappy Van Winkle 23YO, the iconic William Larue Weller and the Weller 12YO.
Every bourbon in the range encapsulates the innovative methods implemented by each of the previous five master distillers, reflecting their individual styles. With the extreme aging process behind some of the whiskeys, it’s uncommon for any of the distillers to taste the result of their work, instead leaving a recognisable legacy that is appreciated by younger generations.
Buffalo Trace Brand Manager at SouthTrade International, James Johnstone, explains how the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection is regarded as the most exciting time of the year for Buffalo Trace, as it highlights the legacy of many decades of distilling genius.
“Hailing from the most award-winning distillery and as a heavily awarded range itself, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection’s demand always outweighs supply globally. It’s great to see that Australia has had so many bottles come through the allocation this year, which we only hope will grow in the future so that more whiskey aficionados are able to enjoy these incredible drops,” he said.
The collection is available in limited numbers across both on and off premise venues within Australia.