Buffalo Traced announced its highly anticipated Antique Collection today. Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Bourbon returns at 101 proof. Here’s what else:
George T. Stagg
George T. Stagg, 124.9 proof, includes 284 barrels filled in the spring of 2003 from warehouses C, H, I, K, P, and Q. It’s uncut and unfiltered.
William Larue Weller
The Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon was distilled in the winter of 2006 and aged in Warehouses C, I, K, L, M, and Q. It’s 125.7 proof.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
Thomas H. Handy is the uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey, distilled in the spring of 2012; aged in warehouses I and L and weighs in at 128.8 proof.
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old
From the press release: “This year’s release is going back to its roots with a proof change from the previous 90 proof back to 101 proof, in tribute to the original strength used when the brand was launched in 1974. This will be a permanent change to the proof for the Eagle Rare 17 year old from this year forward. The 2018 edition was distilled in the Spring of 2000 and has been spending its time aging on the first, second and fifth floors of Warehouse C. This bourbon tastes of toasted oak, coffee, spearmint, and butterscotch.”
Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old
The company said this 2018 straight rye whiskey release has notable flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco, and cinnamon. The barrels for this whiskey were filled in the spring of 1998.
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