Buffalo Trace has donated 400 bottles from its 6 millionth barrel to charities across the country in hopes to raise $500,000 for worthy causes. Baltimore Hunger Project is one of the winners! In fact, this is our second time receiving a bottle from Buffalo Trace. In 2016, we won a 1982 bottle of O.F.C Vintage Bourbon Whiskey that was auctioned for $7,000!
Last year, Buffalo Trace barreled their 7 millionth barrel of whiskey since Prohibition. They house milestone barrels like this in the world’s tiniest rick house, built to hold just one barrel at a time. When the 7 millionth barrel was rolled off the line in April of 2018, the 6 millionth barrel was removed to age another year in a larger warehouse.
Finally, after a total of 10 years and 11 months of aging, the barrel was bottled this year, filling four hundred 375ml glass bottles. Each bottle has a handwritten description on it and comes packaged in a hardwood box including a piece of stave from the 6 millionth barrel and brochure explaining the significance of this historic barrel.
Doing the math, each bottle is expected to raise around $1,250 – but this isn’t the first time Buffalo Trace has donated highly sought-after bottlings for a good cause. Their first ever O.F.C. bottles raised over $1,000,000, and bottles from their Millennium barrel (barreled on December 31st, 1999) raised over $150,000.
“We’re thrilled to be able to do something with the bottles to help those in need,” said Kris Comstock, Buffalo Trace senior marketing director, in a press release this morning. “We decided on the 375ml size bottles, rather than a larger size, to allow for more bottles so we can help more charities. We really hope whiskey enthusiasts will help some deserving non-profit groups raise serious money. These bottles are beautiful, the package is first class, and the bourbon tastes amazing. Our goal is to raise $500,000 for charity!”
Stay tuned for details about our online auction~