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10.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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2OO9 BUFFALO TRACE ANTIQUE COLLECTION

The 2OO9 Collection will feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs: Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old, George T. Stagg, William Larue Weller, and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac.  A two time winner of the “American Whiskey of the Year” award, the Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old release is comprised of whiskey that has been aged on the first floor of Warehouse K.  The first floor enables the barrels to age slowly and gracefully.  This vintage has a rye spice aroma with oak, leather and molasses notes.  The Eagle Rare 17 Year Old barrels were distilled in the spring of 1992 and have been aging on the third floor of Warehouse K.  With 17 years of aging under its belt, it brings to the table notes of molasses, leather, vanilla, and toffee.  The 2OO9 George T. Stagg was found on first and third floors of Warehouses I and K.  This bourbon was distilled back in the winter of 1992 and weighs in at 141.4 proof.  The whiskey tastes of toffee, molasses, vanilla, and coffee.  William Larue Weller is the Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheat recipe bourbon.  It was distilled in the fall of 1998 and aged on the fifth floor of Warehouses N and O.  This release registers in at 134.8 proof.  It tastes of caramel, toffee and a bit of cinnamon.  Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye is an uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey that was distilled in the spring of 2OO2 and aged on the third floor of Warehouse K.  It is 129 proof.  The flavor is intense with hints of allspice and dried fruit.  The Antique Collection will be available in late October from Horizon Beverage Company.

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