Please Read: Welcome to the 2019 BTAC release map! 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!
Bourbon season is upon us! This is the 7th annual Bourbonr 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 try to add the city which was reported if you hover over each state. If you’re new to bourbon hunting read this: “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 (bonus points for information about Florida 🙂 )!
Considerations of the BTAC release map:
- Buffalo Trace made the decision not to release barrel counts this year. Because of that, we have no idea what the bottle estimates are.
- Not everyone likes it or finds it helpful. It’s not perfect. Flippers may use the map.
- It may not find a bottle of George T Stagg for you. Understand the odds of getting bottles are slim. There are tons of other great bourbons on the market.
- This is another tool to help you with your bourbon hunt. Bourbon hunting gets more difficult every year.
- 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!
BTAC Release Dates:
10/21 – North Carolina is the first to release Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. We’re about two weeks behind the normal release date. I expect more states to pop up soon.
10/22 – Midwest get ready! BTAC released in Illinois and Wisconsin
10/29 – BTAC hits Kentucky
11/1 – Antique Collection hits Georgia
11/5 – BTAC is now in New York