Buffalo Trace is Releasing a 1995 Vintage O.F.C Bourbon

O.F.C. Vintage 1995 Bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Courtesy Photo.

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced the release of an O.F.C Bourbon distilled in 1995.

These rare releases from the popular distillery showcase the oldest and best barrels aging in their warehouses, with 1995 marking only the fourth time an O.F.C. will be offered for sale to the public. The first releases came in 2016, when Buffalo Trace offered charities around the country rare O.F.C. vintages from 1980, 1982 and 1983, which were auctioned to raise almost $1.2 million for causes including cancer services, cystic fibrosis, leukemia and lymphoma, children’s rights, autism, military veterans, animal protection, arts foundations and many more. The O.F.C. expressions take their name from the original name of the distillery, Old Fashioned Copper.

Tasting notes for this vintage describe cherry cordial on the nose followed by caramel and slightly smoked-oak. Dark chocolate, tobacco leaves and dates are found on the palate, followed by a lingering finish of leather, black pepper and cinnamon. It is bottled at the label’s standard 90 proof.

The 25-year-old bourbon will come bottled in a crystal decanter with inlaid copper lettering nestled inside a wooden display case with a provenance card and a list of happenings from 1995 to put the age of this special expression in context. That year, Amazon sold their first book and Windows 95 had just hit home computers.

Like past releases of this label, O.F.C 1995 will arrive in limited quantities. Just 1,500 bottles are expected to hit shelves this December for a suggested retail price of $2500.

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.