Fall bourbon is here! This week a couple bottles of Old Forester Birthday Bourbon popped up in the Bourbonr Facebook group.
Every fall Buffalo Trace Distillery release their Antique Collection (BTAC). The antique collection includes some of the best bourbons and ryes released each year. The Antique Collection won 150+ awards from every major whiskey competition in the world. They’ve won everything from “Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible to Double Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (but you already know how I feel about whiskey competitions). Aside from that, George T. Stagg holds one of the highest honors bestowed upon a bourbon. It’s my favorite bourbon.
Currently, the BTAC consists of 3 bourbons and 2 rye whiskies (George T. Stagg, William Larue Weller, Eagle Rare 17, Sazerac 18 and Thomas H. Handy). That was not always the lineup for the BTAC. Find out how it has evolved over the years here.
Barrel Proof Releases
There’s a lot of info to digest here. I find it interesting that 2010 had a HUGE allocation. I asked Buffalo Trace about this and they didn’t have an explanation. Hopefully, we’ll see bottle counts like that again in 2016! What was your favorite release?