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10.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BUFFALO TRACE 2O11 ANTIQUE COLLECTION

This year’s collection once again features five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs.  It includes: Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old, a rye whiskey with intense spice and an underlying sweetness and dry finish; Eagle Rare 17 Year Old that was distilled in the spring of 1993 and has been aging on the 2nd, 3rd and 6th floors of Warehouses I and K.  It has notes of leather, vanilla and tobacco; The George T. Stagg was found in Warehouses H, I and K.  This uncut, unfiltered bourbon was distilled back in the winter of 1993 and weighs in at 142.6 proof.  This whiskey tastes of espresso, chocolate and vanilla; William Larue Weller is the Antique Collection’s uncut, unfiltered, wheated recipe bourbon.  The 2O11 offering was distilled in the summer of 1998 and aged on the 4th and 5th floors of Warehouses N, O and P.  It tastes of honey, caramel, light toffee, and pipe tobacco and is 133.5 proof; Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye is an uncut and unfiltered straight rye whiskey.  This year’s Handy was distilled in the spring of 2OO5, aged on the 6th floor of Warehouse K and weighs in at 128.6 proof.  It has a flavor of Christmas cake and allspice.  Suggested retail price is $7O each.  Available in limited quantities from Horizon Beverage Company.

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