Buffalo Trace Distillery - 2022 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, BTAC by the Numbers

Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky has announced its much anticipated release of the 2022 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection – BTAC. The release notes offer lots of details into what makes this quartet so savory. First off, good news for George T. Stagg Bourbon fans. What would have been the 2021 release didn’t meet Buffalo Trace’s tasters standards so it was not released last year. This year it did make the cut and is included in the BTAC class of 2022.

We have taken the release notes and tried to make sense of key data points like the proof off the still, barrel entry proof, evaporation loss, barrel warehouse numbers and floors, and final bottling proof.

With 18+ years of distillery notes to share the journey from mash to barrel to bottle is what makes for great tales. This story is a good reminder for distillers to keep good records of all aspects of their new make from the start to the bottle. Distillers large and small have a million things on their to do list, keeping good records is imperative to their long term success. Repeat after me: Lather, Rinse, Repeat and write it down.

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You can find more details on the entire release notes in this more extensive article.
Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Its Full 2022 Antique Collection including George T. Stagg at a Robust 138.7 Proof

Here’s a chart that shows a few data points for this year’s release.

Buffalo Trace 2022 Antique Collection Whiskeys Data Points

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Whiskey NameYear of DistillationProof Off StillBarrel Entry ProofBottling ProofAge at BottlingEvap. LossFilterRick HouseFloors
George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeySpring 2007140°125°138.7°15 Years + 5 Months75%NoneK1, 3
William Larue Weller Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeySpring 2010130°114°124.7°12 years + 8 months64%NoneC, K, N2, 3, 4
Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye WhiskeySpring 2016135°125°130.9°6 years + 4 months31%NoneI, L, M2, 4, 5, 6
Eagle Rare 17 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeySpring 2005140°125°101°17 years + 5 months70%NoneH, K, L1, 4
Sazerac 18 Year Old Kentucky Straight Rye WhiskeySpring 2003/4135°125°90°18 years + 6 months74%ChillK, M, p2, 3, 4

The 2022 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC) bourbon and rye whiskeys will be available in limited quantities starting in early to mid-November. Each bottle from the BTAC collection has a suggested retail price is $99 each. Good luck!

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