Buffalo Trace will release a new O.F.C. Vintage bourbon this December.
This is the fifth O.F.C Vintage release. Like its predecessors, the 1995 Vintage is very limited in release. Only 1,500 bottles are available; they begin reaching stores later this month.
Similar to previous releases, the 1995 Vintage comes in a wooden display box containing a provenance card. Inside the wooden box is a crystal bottle with real copper lettering in-laid in the bottle, and a paper label applied by hand. Both the label on the back of the bottle and the provenance card note milestones for the year 1995.
The O.F.C. vintage-dated bourbons have a name derived from this National Historic Landmark’s original moniker — the O.F.C. Distillery.
Company-provided tasting notes for this bourbon describe cherry cordial on the nose followed by caramel and slightly smoked oak. Dark chocolate, tobacco leaves and dates are on the palate, followed by a finish of leather, black pepper and cinnamon.
Although this is the fifth O.F.C. Vintage release, this is the fourth offered for sale. In the fall of 2016, Buffalo Trace Distillery released three vintage-dated bourbons exclusively to nonprofit organizations at no charge to raise money for their causes. Those bottles — from 1980, 1982 and 1983 — were auctioned at charity and raised close to $1.2 million for causes, including cancer services, cystic fibrosis, leukemia and lymphoma, children’s rights, autism, military veterans, animal protection, arts foundations and more.
Suggested retail pricing for the collectible and very-limited 1995 O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon is $2,500 per 750-ml. bottle. State taxes vary per market.
Via Spirits – Beverage Dynamics