DRINKS distributor Hi-Spirits has warned there will be a limited supply of this year’s Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, due to production shortages.
The annual release of five premium bourbon and rye whiskies will arrive in the UK at the end of this month.
However, smaller volumes of several of the spirits were produced this year due to some of the barrels yielding less spirit than expected.
The collection includes George T Stagg bourbon, William Larue Weller wheated bourbon, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye, Eagle Rare 17 Year Old bourbon and Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old.
The George T Stagg bourbon will be in particularly short supply this year as the barrels used to mature the whiskey yielded only 20% of the original spirit, due to evaporation.
Dan Bolton, managing director of Hi-Spirits, said: “Demand for the Antique Collection has been growing year-on-year from bars and whiskey aficionados, and this year’s low production levels will make it more sought-after than ever.”
The bottles are expected to retail for between £130 and £150 each.