Old Rip Van Winkle - 18 Year Old (Blue Smoke) 75cl

LOT #67949
£15,000.00 €17,386.50$20,872.50
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Sold 24/01/2021

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Lot Information

  • Country: USA
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Bourbon Whiskey
  • Age: 18
  • Size: 75cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 46.3%

About the distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery located in Frankfort, Kentucky. It has historically been known by several names, including the George T. Stagg Distillery and the O.F.C. Distillery.  Its namesake bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, was introduced in August 1999. The company claims the distillery is the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the United States.

Located on what the company claims was once an ancient buffalo crossing on the banks of the Kentucky River in Franklin County, the distillery is named after the American bison. The Sazerac Company, an American family-owned producer and importer based in New Orleans, Louisiana, purchased the distillery in 1992 and is now the parent company of Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Other Information

This very rare bottle of 18 year old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, bottled by Julian Van Winkle in 2003 for Blue Smoke restaurant in New York. 

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Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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Date / Time Bid Amount
24/01/21 03:19 £15,000.00 €17,386.50$20,872.50
24/01/21 03:19 £13,000.00 €15,068.30$18,089.50
24/01/21 03:19 £12,000.00 €13,909.20$16,698.00
15/01/21 19:26 £11,100.00 €12,866.01$15,445.65
15/01/21 19:19 £2,550.00 €2,955.71$3,548.33
15/01/21 19:15 £2,050.00 €2,376.16$2,852.58