Twenty-five years ago the venerable Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky stashed away a batch of its world-renowned bourbon. Now, after a quarter-century of quietly aging, that very same set-aside stock of amber elixir will very soon be hitting the market as Buffalo Trace 1995 Vintage O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey.
And what does this sip of history taste like? According to the tasting notes, “cherry cordial on the nose followed by caramel and slightly smoked-oak,” with notes of dark chocolate, tobacco leaves, and dates on the palate, followed by a lingering finish of leather, black pepper, and cinnamon. This is the fifth Buffalo Trace O.F.C Vintage release and, like its predecessors, will be very limited with only 1,500 bottles available. This sippable splendor comes presented via a custom wooden display box, a provenance card, and an eye-catching crystal bottle with inlaid copper lettering — an appropriately elegant vessel for a most welcome holdover from 1995.