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These Are the Whiskeys Collectors Will Be Hunting for This Fall

September 20, 2018 Drinks By

Don’t be fooled, these new whiskeys from Buffalo Trace Distillery will almost certainly not be available at their suggested $99 retail price.

The Antique collection is a collection of five award-winning, sought-after bottles of whiskey — the lot includes an SFSC Double Gold winning George T. Stagg straight bourbon, Jim Murray’s “Best Rye, 11 Years and Over” from Sazerac, a 12-year-old Weller, an uncut and unfiltered Thomas H. Handy Sazerac rye and a 17-year-old Eagle Rare.

The distillery’s Antique Collection has been releasing limited runs of its accolade-grabbing whiskey for more than a decade now, and will not be easy to come by without a connection or a very lucky trip to your local store. Given the quality, age statements and low quantities of the bottle, a $99 SRP feels oddly low. That would be because it is.

Take 2017’s Antique Collection release, which has seen a $90 SRP bottle of Eagle Rare balloon into a $1,000 bottle of Eagle Rare. Other bottles of collections past share a similar story.

That said, the group of five begin rolling out into markets late September and early October. If you see one on a shelf or behind a counter for anything remotely close to $100, get it.

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Will Price

Will Price is Gear Patrol's home and drinks editor. He's from Atlanta and lives in Brooklyn. He's interested in bourbon, houseplants, cheap Japanese pens, and cast-iron skillets — maybe a little too much.

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