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Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2017 Antique Collection Whiskeys

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection

Here is the press release, straight from the barrel’s mouth: FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 19, 2017) Whiskey lovers rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2017 Antique Collection. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley notes, “The team had another great year … Read more

Sazerac’s Tennessee Whiskey Distillery Begins Operations

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On July 5, 2017, at a yet-to-be-named distillery in Newport, Tennessee, Sazerac launched a new chapter in the history of this storied company. Master Distiller John Lunn and Distiller Allisa Henley filled the distillery’s first barrels with new-make Tennessee Whiskey. Nobody’s going to be drinking this whiskey for years. (How long has yet to be … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Introduces O.F.C. Range of Very Rare and Collectable Vintage-Dated Bourbons

PRESS RELEASE This fall, Buffalo Trace Distillery will release three unique vintage-dated bourbons honoring the National Historic Landmark’s original name – the O.F.C. Distillery. During Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr’s tenure, the O.F.C. Distillery was renowned for producing top class whiskey. The first vintages of O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey coming in November are sure to be … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2016 Antique Collection Whiskeys

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It’s the best time of the year for whiskey fans, as Buffalo Trace Distillery releases its 2016 Antique Collection. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans can expect: George T. Stagg The powerhouse favorite of the Antique Collection, George T. Stagg … Read more

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the 2016 World Whisky of the Year

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

NORWALK, Conn., November 19, 2015 – Renowned whisky writer Jim Murray today announced Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye as the 2016 World Whisky of the Year, marking the first time a Canadian Whisky has received the honor. The recognition comes at a time when both the Canadian and Rye whisky categories continue to gain popularity amongst … Read more

Buffalo Trace Releases 13-Year-Old Old Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon

Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey experiment

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 22, 2015)  Buffalo Trace Distillery has returned to its roots with the latest release in their long-running experimental whiskey program, a bourbon made using an old-fashioned process of souring the mash.  Distilled in May of 2002, this Old Fashioned Sour Mash experiment used Buffalo Trace’s proprietary mash.  The bourbon was cooked … Read more

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 2015 Antique Collection Whiskeys

Buffalo Trace Distillery

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 8, 2015) Whiskey fans rejoice, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2015 Antique Collection in late September. The highly anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what loyal fans can expect: George T. Stagg The powerhouse favorite of the Antique Collection, the 2015 … Read more

Assorted News from the Spirits Business

We're mostly consumer-focused here at Professor Cocktail, but occasionally we come across news from the booze biz that we think you might be interested in. The U.S. spirits market achieved steady growth in 2012, as vodka solidified its position as the leading category on the strength of its top-selling brands. Total U.S. spirits sales rose by … Read more