Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Limited-Release Lottery

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Five-bottle packages including each whiskey in the collection offered for the first time

Five-bottle packages including each whiskey in the collection offered for the first time

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its third Limited-Release Lottery of 2016, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will award 927 bottles of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection whiskeys, including, for the first time, packages consisting of one bottle of each of the five whiskeys in the Antique Collection.

The Antique Collection was introduced more than a decade ago and has become a cult favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. Since 2000, these whiskeys have garnered numerous awards from publications including Whisky Advocate Magazine, Spirit Journal and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.

The first drawing features six, five-bottle packages of the complete Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (three for individual consumers; three for licensees) including one bottle of each of the following:

  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year, 90 Proof
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year, 90 Proof
  • George T. Stagg 144.1 Proof
  • William L. Weller 135.4 Proof
  • Thomas H. Handy 126.2 Proof

Each complete Antique Collection package costs $599.99.

Additional drawings will be held, in the following order, to award individual bottles of each whiskey in the Antique Collection, each costing $99.99.

  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year, 90 Proof: 48 bottles including 36 for individual consumers and 12 for licensees
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year, 90 Proof: 84 bottles including 63 for individual consumers and 21 for licensees
  • George T. Stagg 144.1 Proof: 165 bottles including 124 for individual consumers and 41 for licensees
  • William L. Weller 135.4 Proof: 192 bottles including 144 for individual consumers and 48 for licensees
  • Thomas H. Handy 126.2 Proof: 408 bottles including 306 for individual consumers and 102 for licensees

Pennsylvania residents and licensees have until 11:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 29 to opt in to one or more of the drawings. Participants must be registered customers at with billing information on file.

Separate drawings will be conducted for the packages and each of these limited-release bourbons, and lottery participants may opt into one, several or all drawings. Purchase is limited to one package or bottle per participant, and if a participant wins a package or bottle in a drawing, he or she will be removed from subsequent drawings.

These lotteries are open to Pennsylvania residents and licensees age 21 or older who provide both a verifiable Pennsylvania billing address and a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store address at registration. Any registrant with a billing address that can't be verified as a Pennsylvania address will be removed from the lottery. Purchase is limited to one bottle per household, per lottery. Entries will be vetted for duplicative names, addresses and other information, and duplicates will be deleted from the lottery pool.

Lottery drawings will be witnessed by an independent third party. Winners will be selected at random by computer program. Participants will be notified by email when the lottery process is complete.

To opt in to one or more of these lotteries, visit the Limited-Release Lottery web page at, which can be found under the "Events" tab.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Brassell, 717.783.8864


SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board