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  1. #1
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    Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    I emailed BT a while back asking them about the availability of GTS in the UK and recieved an interesting and detailed email from one of their people.

    I've exchanged a couple of emails with the same guy since about BT products and he's been really helpful and informative. Its just really nice to speak to someone who is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their products.

    Hopefully one day, every pub in england will have a bottle of BT sitting where the JD used to be !

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    I just emailed BT about availability of ANYTHING in Australia about a week ago. Still heard nothing.

    For their product to overtake JD on the shelves, firstly they'll have to appear on the shelves.

    Suppose I'll just have to wait...

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    Scratch that. Got a really nice reply this morning for BT. However the bad news is still no supplier down here for at least a few years.

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    No surprise there, as Missouri shares a small border with Kentucky and we can't get it here either. But then you might get it before we do.

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    Thanks for the nice compliment about Buffalo Trace! Part of our mission is to better educate consumers about bourbon so they can make better choices. The first way to do this is to speak with people. If you ever ask a question regarding Buffalo Trace (or about any whiskey in our portfolio) and don't get an immediate response, please send me an e-mail at kweber@buffalotrace.com. I will make sure your questions are answered ASAP.

    Regarding BT availabilty in MO and down under; our excuse is that we simply do not have enough whiskey to roll the brand out on a large scale at this time. We have the great fortune of being able to sell all the whiskey we are producing; we also have the great misfortune of not having enough whiskey to meet demand. With the success of Buffalo Trace over the last 5 years, we have ramped up production each year. So, in about 5 more years, we will have all the product we need to enter every market. In the meantime, we are controlling the rollout by introducing the brand in strategic bourbon markets.

    Ken

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    In the meantime, we are controlling the rollout by introducing the brand in strategic bourbon markets.

    Ken
    Let me guess, Oklahoma is not a strategic market.

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    Let me guess, Oklahoma is not a strategic market.
    I'm guessing Vermont isn't one either. Doh!

    On the plus side, I can get a decent number of BT bottlings, just not the actual "Buffalo Trace". I've got a bottle of Blanton's coming special order next Thursday, and I'm thinking of ordering a bottle of Eagle Rare SB. The Old Charter Proprietor's Reserve is also really, really good. So I'll be able to keep myself happy until, someday, we get BT here. It'll just hurt my wallet a bit more.

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    Vermont is a beautiful state, unfortunately, it isn't one of the higher consumption bourbon markets. Oklahoma, on the other hand, is a well established whiskey state. Still, both are a couple of years away from a Buffalo Trace rollout. That being said, Buffalo Trace rolled out in Dallas/Ft. Worth last March and can be found in any liquor store in town.

    Sorry about that!

    Ken

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people !!

    Sorry to bump such an old thread....

    Ken, do you know what timeframe we are looking at to get Buffalo Trace Downunder? (as well as the various other bottlings from the distilery)

    I was under the impression that Australia was one of the biggest international bourbon markets outside the US & UK? Does that impact the decission?

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    Re: Buffalo Trace - Great whisky and great people

    I emailed BT a little while ago, and I got a response stating at least a couple of years to get a high enough capacity to ensure continued stock in Australia. Whether this is 2 years or 10 years is anyone's guess.


    Dear PD,

    Thanks for your e-mail! We're delighted to hear that you've come to enjoy
    quality bourbon, and that you recognize that we make some of the best, most
    highly-awarded bourbons in the world.

    Australia is a market that is of very high interest to us, and we're
    considering a number of companies as distribution partners there. However,
    we do not yet have distribution of any of our brands there yet. Also,
    Buffalo Trace has become highly allocated, so we may not be able to launch
    BT there for another couple of years, even if we do select a distributor to
    handle other brands in the portfolio.

    Are you ordering your Buffalo Trace from an American website? If so, you
    might want to try a European site such as Milroys' in the U.K. or La Maison
    du Whisky in France. I have no idea if their prices and shipping are more
    reasonable, but it may be worth a look, at least.

    Thanks again for being a fan - we'll definitely let you know when BT makes
    its debut in Australia.

    Best regards,

    Candy Charters

    SAZERAC COMPANY, INC./Global Brands Group

 

 

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