OBC Kitchen in Lexington, Kentucky, is offering bourbon lovers the chance to try three of Buffalo Trace’s most prized bourbons – even more prized than Pappy. At the Eagle Rare Life Dinner, led by Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley and Tour Guide Extraordinaire Freddie Johnson, guests will have the chance to drink from bottles they’ve only dreamed of.
The top-shelf tasting will begin with Double Eagle Very Rare, a 20-year-old, 90 proof limited edition release of the distillery’s popular Eagle Rare. It will be followed by O.F.C. 1989, a 29-year-old, 90 proof bourbon poured from one of only 18 bottles in existence. Guests will also try O.F.C. 1993, a 25-year-old 90 proof bourbon. These bottles retail for $2000, $2,500, and $2,500 respectively, but collectors have paid many times that on the secondary market.
The night will also include a four-course dinner of chef-driven plates paired with bourbon cocktails. Guests will have the chance to try the restaurant’s newly selected Eagle Rare Single Barrel pick, chosen by OBC Kitchen’s parent company Bluegrass Hospitality. As an added bonus, all guests of the Eagle Rare Life Dinner will be heading home with a bottle of Eagle Rare BHG Single Barrel Pick.
The $500 price tag may sound steep at first, but keep in mind that on top of the once-in-lifetime chance to taste these bottles, proceeds from the dinner will go to Eagle Rare Life. The Eagle Rare Life Awards honors individuals who live truly exception lives, be they inspirational, heroic, or world-changing. To date, the organization has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charitable organizations chosen by their winners.