Please Read: Each state is highlighted when one bottle is reported in that state. There’s a good chance that means that store, and a lot of times that city, is already sold out. This map isn’t an official release tracker from Buffalo Trace. This is a network of bourbon drinkers looking to help each other. Stores are dealing with smaller allocations and greatly increased demand. Please be understanding of this fact. Happy Hunting!
Love it or hate it, bourbon season is here. It’s time for the 5th annual Bourbon Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Release Map! If you’re unfamiliar with the map, here’s how it works. I highlight each state when the antique collection is released in that state. Remember, distribution can be tricky. Because it was released in part of the state doesn’t mean you’ve missed out. The release map is another tool to help in your BTAC hunt.
For more info and to find other bourbon hunters join the Bourbonr Facebook group. I’ve also added the city which was reported if you hover over each state. If you’re new and still trying to get your feet wet check out my post “How to Hunt Bourbon” This is a community-driven map. If you find a bottle please shoot me an email at Blake @ Bourbonr.com. Make sure to include your state as well as a picture of the bottle. I welcome any tips about state releases as well (Especially Florida 🙂 )!
Here are some things I understand about the map. Not everyone likes it or finds it helpful. It’s not perfect. Flippers may use the map. It may not find a bottle of Stagg for you. I get it. This is another tool to help you with your bourbon hunt. Bourbon hunting is more difficult than it four years ago. I still believe the release maps provide useful information. And, I enjoy the community that they help build. Because of that, I continue to, dedicate time to them every fall. With that said, Happy Hunting!
2017 BTAC Release Map
10/4 – The first bottles of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection hit the market in North Carolina and Wisconsin. The hunt is on!
10/5 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection hit Georgia (but not Atlanta yet)
10/10 – Two new additions to the map, Kentucky (not the major retailers like Liquor Barn and Party Source yet) and North Dakota
10/13 – BTAC arrives in Montana
10/17 – Atlanta
10/18 – Buffalo Trace Antique collection hits Oklahoma. BTAC spotted at a bar in Nebraska
10/19 – Buffalo Trace hits a few states: Kansas, Pennsylvania (Announced its lottery) and Alaska
10/24 – Indiana receives BTAC
10/25 – BTAC hit Washington DC
11/2 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection hits Michigan, Nevada (Las Vegas) and Florida.
11/3 – BTAC makes its way to Deleware and Maryland
11/7 – The Antique Collection hits Illinois (Northern IL) and Iowa
11/8 – BTAC in New York (Long Island)
11/9 – BTAC makes it’s way to New Mexico, South Carolina, and Utah
11/13 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection makes its way through the south releasing in Mississippi and Alabama. BTAC makes its way to (Middle) Tennessee
11/15 – BTAC arrives in Virginia, Minnesota
11/20 – Buffalo Trace Antique Collection lands in Texas, California, Washington, Connecticut