BTAC Thomas H. Handy Release Year "Cheat Sheet"

Posted by Ilya Dorfman on

Bourbon nerds (like us) want to be sure which year they are buying, just like vintage wine. Below is the quick cheat sheet you can use to make sure the bottle of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (i.e. BTAC) Thomas H. Handy you are buying is the correct release year. 

Thomas H. Handy release is a different proof as they are all barrel proof which undergoes different evaporation rates as they age. Below are the most recent releases and proofs: 

Year Proof Age
2006 132.7 8.5 yr
2007 134.8 6.5 yr
2008 127.5 6.5 yr
2009 129 7.2 yr
2010 126.9 6.5 yr
2011 128.6 6 yr
2012 132.4 6.5 yr
2013 128.4 6 yr
2014 129.2 6 yr
2015 126.9 6 yr
2016 126.2 6 yr
2017 127.2 6 yr
2018 128.8 6 yr
2019 125.7 6 yr
2020 129.0 6 yr

 

Also be sure to check out our BTAC William Larue Weller Release Year "Cheat Sheet" and  BTAC George T Stagg Release Year "Cheat Sheet" articles!

If you are wondering why there are not similar tables dedicated to the BTAC Eagle Rare 17 or Sazerac 18 releases, the answer is pretty simple.

The Eagle Rare 17 was introduced in 2000 and has been released every year since. It was bottled at 90 proof until 2018, when it was changed to 101 proof going forward. As the name implies, the age is always 17 years. 

The Sazerac 18 is always 18 years and always is bottled at 90 proof. 

Cheers!

BTAC Release Year Cheat Sheet

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