Buffalo Trace to release $2,500 vintage Bourbon

Kentucky distillery Buffalo Trace is set to launch a 1994 vintage edition of its O.F.C Bourbon, which is priced at US$2,500. The range is named after Buffalo Trace’s original moniker, the O.F.C Distillery. OFC stands for Old Fashioned Copper, indicating the types of fermentation vats and stills previously used to make the whiskey. The range features only “rare” vintage whiskeys that become collectable items among Bourbon fans. Like others in the range, the 1994 vintage…

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Buffalo Trace: a brand history

One of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in the US, Buffalo Trace has survived Prohibition and the cyclical lows of the whisk(e)y industry. The Spirits Business explores the evolution of this Bourbon pioneer. *This feature was originally published in the August 2019 issue of The Spirits Business “The buffalo is a strong, massive animal. It is not going to be pushed around,” says Buffalo Trace Distillery brand manager Kris Comstock. Given that he stands at…

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Buffalo Trace and Copper & Kings offer free tours

Visitors can now take tours of Kentucky distilleries Buffalo Trace, Copper & Kings and Barton 1792 for free as part of a new joint programme. The Barrelled & Bold tour programme brings together three distilleries all within easy driving distance – Frankfort-based Bourbon distillery Buffalo Trace, spirits producer Copper & Kings in Louisville and Bardstown Bourbon maker Barton 1792. The tour aims to make the experience of visiting the distilleries “more accessible than ever before”.…

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Top 10 spirits marketing campaigns in January 2019

Last month Sailor Jerry released limited edition guitars adorned with tattoo art, Edinburgh Gin offered multi-sensory gifts for Valentine’s Day and Talisker revealed the winner of its rowing challenge. As Valentine’s Day approaches next week (14 February), a number of brands have launched gift packs for the occasion including colour-changing gin Old Curiosity and Edinburgh Gin. Meanwhile, tonic producer Fever-Tree is supporting charity Malaria No More with a £1 million partnership and Diageo announces the…

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The week in pictures

To celebrate Burns Night (25 January), luxury hotel The London Edition will host a ceilidh, serve Scottish-inspired snacks and mix up a host of signature cocktails. From 7pm until 9pm on Friday 25 January, the Lobby Bar will host London’s top Scottish Ceilidh five piece, Licence to Ceilidh, who will put “a fresh twist” on traditional Scottish tunes. The bar will also be serving up a special menu of whisky-based cocktails including Bobby’s Bru, which…

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