It’s taken its time but the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2019 is finally here! While you try to contain yourself, we’ll remind you why each year we split our allocation between a 30ml dram lottery, a bottle lottery, and a charity auction. 

To find out when and where the action will take place, see the timeline below.

If you want to make a whiskey lover squeal with excitement, then say the words ‘Buffalo Trace Antique Collection’. If you want to make them go seriously bananas, then tell them they’re in with a chance to get their hands on something from it. Which is exactly what we’re doing now. That’s right. The 2019 Collection has landed at MoM Towers.

But demand is going to be bonkers so, like always, we’re using our patented ‘least-worst’ three-pronged approach to make sure our humble supply is allocated as fairly as possible. What are those prongs? We’re glad you asked:

Prong 1) A third of the allocation will be turned into 30ml Drinks by the Dram samples (drams). This allows as many people as possible to taste the whiskey. These drams will be allocated for sale by lottery.

Prong 2) Another third will be sold as full bottles. Again, these will be allocated by lottery with the following statement on the back of each: “I hereby swear not to sell this bottle – but to drink it with my chums. May my taste-buds and olfactory bulb shrivel and die if I should break my word.

Prong 3) The final third will be sold via auction with everything over RRP (net of any applicable VAT) going to Malaria No More UK. Your love of whiskey can help to eradicate this awful disease, which is especially deadly to children under five.

So, I hope everybody is clear on how this works (if you’d like to learn more, our handy post from 2016 explains everything in great detail). Let’s have a look at the whiskeys:

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2019

The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2019!

So, first things first, we should clarify again that these bottlings are the 2019 releases, not the 2020 collection. Also, as we’re sure you know by now, limited quantities will mean some of you are going to be disappointed. But we pinky swear that everything we receive, we will sell, as per our stockholding policy. Still as true as ever.

The Antique Collection 2019 is made up of five limited-edition expressions sourced from rare stocks at the Buffalo Trace distillery, all of which we have in our possession:

George T Stagg (2019 Release)

Sazerac 18 Year Old (2019 Release)

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey (2019 Release)

William Laure Weller (2019 Release)

Eagle Rare 17 Year Old (2019 Release)

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Lottery and Auction Timeline:

As usual, the excitement will take place on the individual product pages, which are all located on our handy Buffalo Trace Antique Collection page (all timings are GMT). Be sure to pop the times in your calendar, and good luck to everyone taking part!

Dram Lottery
Wed 28 Oct 17:00 – Thu 29 Oct 15:00

Bottle Lottery
Thu 29 Oct 16:00 – Fri 30 Oct 14:00

Bottle Charity Auctions
Fri 30 Oct 16:00 – Mon 2 Nov 14:00