Old Timer Buffalo Trace O.F.C. Bourbons Hit Retail In An Expensive Way - The Whiskey Wash

Old Timer Buffalo Trace O.F.C. Bourbons Hit Retail In An Expensive Way

Buffalo Trace is one of those Kentucky bourbon distilleries with plenty of old whiskey stock sitting around waiting to be bottled. The distillery team there brought forth some of it over a year ago into their new O.F.C. line, making select rare bottlings available for charities to raise funds with. Now they are set to release some more of it directly to retail.

These new Buffalo Trace O.F.C. (Old Fashioned Copper) bourbons, according to those behind it, are single vintage barrel expressions from 1985, 1989 and 1990 (the years they were put to barrel). As only one cask was used for each, there is only a select number of bottles available correspondingly – the 1985 barrel yielded 61 bottles in total; the 1989 barrel had only enough bourbon left to fill 18 bottles; and the 1990 barrel produced 63 bottles.

As with the charity releases, these rare bourbons are packaged in a crystal bottle with real copper lettering in-laid in the bottle with a hand applied paper label. The label on the back of the bottle notes the milestones for the vintage year of the bottle. Each bottle will be nestled in a wooden display box containing a provenance card with the same information found on the back label.

Should you choose to seek out a bottle, they will be available starting this month for $2,500 each.

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Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.