In late July, record rainfalls in Eastern Kentucky led to catastrophic damage and the loss of at least 37 lives. Like many distilleries around Kentucky Buffalo Trace team members in the area did experience the ultimate loss of friends and extended family members.
“The loss of lives, housing, infrastructure, and even basic necessities most of us take for granted is devasting,” said Mark Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Buffalo Trace Distillery. “We hope our bourbon community, who we know can be very generous, really shows its support and we’re able to raise an unheralded amount of funds for Eastern Kentucky disaster relief.”
Buffalo Trace to Auction Off 6 Rare Whiskey Packages
To help raise funds for disaster relief, Buffalo Trace is auctioning off six very rare and unique whiskey packages including a VIP tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery. The auction website is up now to get the details on each offering. The live auction will begin August 18, 2022 at 9 a.m. and running through August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Up for bid are a complete set of Pappy Van Winkle whiskies (including Van Winkle Rye), a complete set of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection, including a 2020 George T. Stagg, Blanton’s, Double Eagle Very Rare, and other exclusive offerings.
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The Complete List of Buffalo Trace Online Auction Fund Raiser Offerings
Pappy Van Winkle Whiskey Set
This ultra-rare Van Winkle Whiskey set includes the complete set including a rye whiskey.
- Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year-Old Bourbon
- Van Winkle 12-year-old “Lot B” Bourbon
- Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye Whiskey
- Pappy Van Winkle 15-year-old Bourbon
- Pappy Van Winkle 20-year-old Bourbon
- Pappy Van Winkle 23-year-old Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection (BTAC)
The Buffalo Trace Distillery Antique Collection is set the ultimate collection every bourbon lover eagerly anticipates each year. The BTAC set for auction includes the following bottles.
- William Larue Weller Bourbon (125.3 proof)
- Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye (129.5 proof)
- Eagle Rare 17-Year-Old Bourbon (101 proof)
- Sazerac Rye 18-Year-Old Bourbon (90 proof)
- 2020 George. T. Stagg Bourbon (130.4 proof)
Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon
This very limited 20-year-old bourbon whiskey, maturing twice as long as our standard Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon features two beautifully-sculpted crystal glass eagles in the Double Eagle decanter.
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon Trio (Two Sets)
Blanton’s Single Barrel bourbon package includes three bottles of Blanton’s, a signed barrel head and a VIP visit for 4 to the distillery.
- Blanton’s Single Barrel Domestic Bourbon (93 proof)
- Blanton’s Single Barrel Gold edition Bourbon (103 proof)
- Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel Bourbon (proof varies)
- Barrel head signed by Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley
- VIP tour for four at Buffalo Trace Distillery
One Old Charter Oak Bourbon Collection
Old Charter Oak Bourbon Collection showcases the diverse taste profiles of barrels obtained from trees grown in different countries, climates and soil. The oak trees used for the barrels dedicated to this brand vary by country of origin, or species, or U.S. state.
- Old Charter Oak Mongolian Oak Bourbon
- Old Charter Oak French Oak Bourbon
- Old Charter Oak Canadian Oak Bourbon
- Old Charter Oak Chinkapin Oak Bourbon
Details on the auction and how to bid can be found Menish Productions website here. The live auction will begin August 18, 2022 at 9 a.m. and running through August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds from the auction will go to disaster relief in Eastern Kentucky.