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O.F.C. Vintages

Iconic and Classic

Named for the iconic National Historic Landmark O.F.C. Distillery in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, now Buffalo Trace Distillery, these O.F.C. Vintages are limited and very, very rare.

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Vintage-Dated Bourbons in Hand-Cut Crystal

In 1870, E.H. Taylor Jr. christened his new distillery O.F.C., which stands for Old Fashioned Copper. By investing in the finest copper stills, copper piping and copper fermenters he ensured the purity of his spirits, and in this vein we present O.F.C. Vintages. Each vintage is hand bottled in a crystal decanter with inlaid copper lettering in a fine, wooden display box. 

The first release consisted of just 200 bottles: 100 bottles from 1980, 50 bottles from 1982, and 50 bottles from 1983. These were made available to only non-profit organizations, at no charge,  to raise money for their causes. Subsequent vintages have been released from the years 1985, 1989 and 1990 and most recently, 1993 and 1994. Each one is rare and collectable. 

As you enjoy one of our O.F.C. Vintages, think back to what you were doing the year it was made to realize how long this bourbon aged in its barrel for a one-of-a-kind flavor experience.

O.F.C. Vintage 1993

O.F.C. Vintage 1993 was released in December of 2018 with just 822 bottles. The year was 1993, and while “The X-Files” debuted on national television and “Jurassic Park” broke box office records, Buffalo Trace Distillery quietly distilled and then laid away some of its bourbon to slumber, undisturbed, for 25 years. What were you doing in 1993?


Tasting Notes

O.F.C. Vintage 1993, a 25-year-old bourbon, has a nose of dark cherry, honey, and smoked oak. On the palate, notes of caramel, toasted vanilla, and cocoa are found. For the finish, coffee, maple syrup and oak linger.

O.F.C. Vintage 1993

In October of 2019 we released 1,085 bottles of O.F.C. Vintage 1994. Think about what was happening the year these spirits were distilled: Nelson Mandela was inaugurated president of South Africa. O.J. Simpson dominated summer headlines following the infamous white Ford Bronco chase. The English Channel tunnel was completed connecting France and England through 31 miles of underwater railway. The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan clubbing incident created a media frenzy surrounding the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games. Forrest Gump, The Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction all debuted at the box office, marking it one of the most memorable years in film history.


Tasting Notes

For O.F.C. Vintage 1994 you’ll find the aroma of cherry followed by butterscotch with hints of brown sugar and oak. Toasted caramel, cinnamon and oak greet the palate, followed by a long finish of coffee, herbs and oak.

History of O.F.C. at Buffalo Trace

In 1869, Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. established the O.F.C. Distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River outside of Frankfort in Franklin County. Over the decade and a half he expanded O.F.C. by introducing revolutionary distilling technologies, extravagant fermenting innovations and architecturally stunning aging warehouses.  By 1886, he claimed O.F.C.  “The Model Distillery Plant of the World.”  And he was right.   

Today, at Buffalo Trace Distillery we walk in the footprint of the O.F.C. Distillery and follow in the footsteps of Colonel Taylor.  A National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been recognized as the Distiller and Visitor Attraction of the Year many times. Now our O.F.C. Vintages represent part of the distilling history of the O.F.C. Distillery.

  • O.F.C. is a part of the rare and exclusive Legacy de Forge collection.

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