To celebrate and showcase the iconic Buffalo Trace Antique Collection across Australia, the Buffalo Trace team are taking the super rare whiskies from the 2018 release on the road.

The Antique Collection, and only available to supporters of the distillery’s signature Buffalo Trace Bourbon Whiskey, comprises: Eagle Rare 17YO (only 15 bottles available in Australia for 2019), George T Stagg, Sazerac 18YO (only 45 bottles available in Australia for 2019), Thomas Handy Rye and Jim Murray’s 2018 whisky of the year, the iconic William Larue Weller.

To showcase these five prized whiskies, Buffalo Trace is hosting several masterclasses across the country to provide bartenders and aficionados the once in a lifetime chance to sample the products.

Buffalo Trace Senior Brand Manager at SouthTrade International, Jon Prew, explains: “As soon as the annual allocation hits our shores, there’s a buzz around the Buffers office. It’s the most exciting time of the year for Buffalo Trace with nothing to rival it in the market.

“For this year’s allocation, we wanted to give these rare drops the time they deserve and get liquid on the lips of as many bar trade and whiskey fanatics as possible. We hope the tongue in cheek take on ‘The Antiques Roadshow’ will not only express the quality of these drams and the joint they all hark from, Buffalo Trace Distillery, but also cut through the clutter of yet another mundane masterclass or cocktail competition.”

Prew added: “This is money can’t buy stuff, it’s something whiskey lovers will be dining out on for years to come… Take Eagle Rare 17 for example. This year’s release has an evaporation rate of 89.5 per cent, with the Angels taking way more than their fair share. We only have 15 bottles for the whole year, but would much rather share this with as many people as possible through the Antique Roadshow.”

  • The Gresham, Brisbane – 21st May
  • NOLA, Adelaide – 3rd June
  • Webster’s, Sydney – 26th August
  • NOLA, Sydney – TBC
  • Perth – TBC
  • Hobart – TBC

For more information on the Antique Roadshow contact:

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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