Limited editions from Buffalo Trace

03 October, 2011

Hi-Spirits is set to launch Buffalo Trace Distillery’s 2011 Antique Collection.

The distributor will have a limited allocation of the five limited edition whiskeys available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The collection includes Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old, described as “intense spice with underlying sweetness and dry finish”; Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, which was distilled in the spring of 1993 and has aged for more than 18 years; George T Stagg, which is 71.3% abv; William Larue Weller, an uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon, and Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye, an uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey. 

Master distiller Harlen Wheatley said: “It will be hard to top last year’s batch of awards, but we think this year’s collection has just as much to offer. I’m anxious to hear if everyone else agrees.” 

Hi-Spirits chairman Jeremy Hill said: “There’s always strong demand for the UK allocations of the Antique Collection from top-end whiskey bars, as well as specialist off-trade retailers. Once the whiskeys start to win awards, orders increase and supplies become very scarce.”




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