UPDATE: “Traveller Whiskey”, Chris Stapleton and Harlen Wheatley Collaboration, set for early 2024 Debut

"Traveller Whiskey", a Chris Stapleton and Harlen Wheatley collaboration, set for early 2024 debut

UPDATE Friday, Jan 5th: Traveller Whiskey was made available officially TODAY at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Gift Shop in Frankfort, KY.

Be on the lookout for incoming news starting early 2024 on Sazerac’s “Traveller Whiskey“, a collaboration between country singer and Kentucky native superstar Chris Stapleton and Buffalo Trace Distillery Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley.

News broke in September ’23 of an alliance between the Bourbon Industry’s superstar Master Distiller at Buffalo Trace and the global sensation Stapleton. Below is an update provided this week from Sazerac.


Created in partnership with Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley and Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician Chris Stapleton, Traveller is proudly blended and bottled at the World’s Most Award-Winning Distillery under Wheatley’s expert supervision and is the carefully curated result of countless hours of testing, tasting and dedication to craftsmanship. 

Traveller brings together the collective artistry of Stapleton and Wheatley to create a uniquely approachable, sippable whiskey.  Over 50 blends were considered on the journey to find the chosen recipe for Traveller – Blend No. 40.   

Bottled at 90 proof, Traveller Whiskey is characterized by notes of oak, sweet maple, tart currant, and leather. Complex aromas of vanilla, aged fruit, and buttery shortbread are rounded off by caramel and a touch of oak. The flavor profile also showcases a touch of sweetness, followed by spice, toasted nut, and oak flavors, closing with a robust finish. Traveller is a completely unique combination of whiskeys hand-selected from The Sazerac Company’s award-winning distilleries.  

Traveller Whiskey will be widely released to retailers, bars and restaurants nationwide beginning in early 2024 at a suggested retail price of $39.99 (local taxes and fees will vary).  Learn more about this upcoming release HERE.