Another cohort of brilliant booze from Buffalo Trace has arrived. How is this possible? Thanks to our creation of The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Archive.
When we sold our allocation of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2019 back in October you probably, and quite reasonably, thought that you’d had your fill of American whiskey excellence for a while. But we’re mavericks (I had a regular lemonade today, diet be damned!) so we’ve put together another selection: The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Archive. The bottlings are from 2016-2018. Are you ready to do it all again? Of course you are!
As you might remember, we don’t do things conventionally when it comes to whiskey with this kind of demand. Once again we’re turning to the patented ‘least-worst’ pronged approach to ensure that the limited supply is allocated as fairly as possible. So, some of the bottles are being auctioned and others are being sold by lottery. The exact breakdown is next to each expression below. First, here’s a reminder of those prongs.
Prong 1) Some will be sold as full bottles. These will be allocated by lottery with the following statement on the back of each: “I, [your lucky winning name], 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 2) Others will be sold via auction with everything over RRP (net of any applicable VAT) going to the amazing Malaria No More UK. We’re supporters of the cause because we believe in the charity’s mission to catalyse and inspire the global partnership, leadership and financing necessary to make malaria no more within a generation. This is particularly important now as the spread of Covid-19 around the globe is presenting a major threat to millions of families at risk of malaria.
Limited quantities will always mean that some won’t get what you want. But we promise (cross our hearts, etc.) that everything we receive, we sell, as per our stockholding policy. Now that everybody is clear on how this works (this classic 2016 post outlines everything in greater detail if you need it), let’s look at those whiskeys.
The Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Archive:
The collection is teaming with limited-edition expressions from various Antique Collections, including:
George T. Stagg (2018 Release) – RRP £125.00. 42 bottles for lottery, 20 bottles for auction.
George T. Stagg (2017 Release) – RRP £125.00. 4 bottles for lottery, 2 bottles for auction.
William Larue Weller (2018 Release) – RRP £125.00. 32 bottles for lottery, 13 bottles for auction.
William Larue Weller (2017 Release) – RRP £125.00. 4 bottles for lottery, 2 bottles for auction.
William Larue Weller (2016 Release) – RRP £125.00. 8 bottles for lottery, 4 bottles for auction.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey (2018 Release) – RRP £125.00. 21 bottles for lottery, 8 bottles for auction.
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey (2017 Release) – RRP £125.00. 6 bottles for lottery, 3 bottles for auction.
Sazerac 18 Year Old (2017 Release) – RRP £126.95. 6 bottles for lottery, 3 bottles for auction.
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Archive Lottery and Auction Timeline:
The fun will occur on the individual product pages, which are all in one place thanks to this nifty Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Archive page. Make sure you’ve updated your calendar with the times and good luck!
Thu 28 Jan 13:00 – Fri 29 Jan 12:00 GMT
Bottle Charity Auctions
Fri 29 Jan 13:00 – Mon 1 Feb 12:00 GMT