What drink is enjoyed by celebrities, hipsters, and cowboys alike? Yes, we’re talking bourbon. This trendy liquor is a staple of any mixologist’s repertoire, with brands like Buffalo Trace lining the shelves of any local watering hole from L.A. to the plains of the Midwest. But this bottle isn’t your common bar bourbon. An incredible (Buffalo Trace) O.F.C. 1983 Vintage Bourbon, valued at $10k or more, is hitting the auction block for a great cause. Buyers around the world can access the item online via Proxibid. Bidding will open February 16th and close February 23rd.
If you’re a bourbon enthusiast, you already know the bottle has potential to be the crown jewel of your collection. But if you’re like the rest of us, you’re probably wondering what’s so special about this O.F.C Bourbon.
The History of O.C.F.
O.F.C., renamed Buffalo Trace in 1999, began distilling Whiskey more than 200 years ago. Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr., the founder of the distillery, used the most state-of-the-art technology of the era with copper fermentation vats, column stills, and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system, still used in the aging warehouses today. Each O.F.C. vintage year has a rare and distinct taste, depending on age and recipe.
The incredible bourbon comes in a replica of an O.F.C. decanter of the early 1900s, displayed in an equally impressive dark wood box. Featuring the O.F.C. name in copper and a copper plaque with the vintage year, the box contains a revolving door that opens to reveal the bottle, displayed on a riser. Each bottle also comes with a cream colored bag to further protect the bottle during shipping or transportation.
The 1983 OFC Vintage Bourbon
The O.F.C. vintages are very rare and collectible – made in small numbers each year. In 1983, the company distilled only 50 bottles of the O.F.C. vintage.
In December 2016, Buffalo Trace Distillery announced a massive charitable donation. The company donated one bottle of incredibly rare bourbon to 200 non-profits or charity organization. This release comprised of 100 bottles from 1980, 50 from 1982 and 50 from 1983. This bottle up for bid is #4 of 50 and will be sold with the custom packaging.
All the proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha to reduce financial burden, provide support, and help families return to normalcy when a child is ill or hospitalized.
For more information about this item, view it on Proxibid or read the press release. Please note, all bidders must be of legal purchase age (21+ U.S.).