Buffalo Trace & Chris Stapleton Join Forces For Rare Single Barrel Bourbon

Two bottles autographed by the country superstar are being auctioned for charity along with VIP tickets and a Buffalo Trace distillery tour.

(Buffalo Trace)

Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey has once again teamed up with country star Chris Stapleton to celebrate Bottled in Bond Act Day and raise money for Stapleton’s Outlaw State of Kind charity.

In honor of the 125th passing of the Bottled in Bond Act, the “Tennessee Whiskey” crooner hand-picked the single barrel of Buffalo Trace’s E. H. Taylor bourbon, the liquid gold poured into the American oak on June 3, 2009.   

Like every E. H. Taylor, Jr. release, this expression is packaged with elements of Taylor’s original bottlings from the turn of the 20th century, a vintage label bearing his signature, and a distinct canister reminiscent of Taylor’s whiskey package from over a century ago. Each bottle is autographed by Stapleton himself.

Chris Stapleton
Buffalo Trace

Passed on March 3, 1897, the Bottled in Bond Act guaranteed the integrity of the whiskey to the American consumer, and among other things, guarantees only water can be added to the whiskey. It therefore makes sense Buffalo Trace celebrates Bottled in Bond Act Day with the E. H. Taylor, Jr. label, as the man himself was instrumental in getting the Bottled in Bond Act passed. 

As noted by Buffalo Trace: “Prior to its passing, disreputable sellers would put items like tobacco juice, turpentine, iodine or other unsavory and potentially poisonous additives to a barrel of whiskey to fill it back up, and/or to give the liquid color.” 

(Buffalo Trace)

“Back in those days, whiskey was usually delivered by the barrel to a local saloon, general store or pharmacy where customers could fill up their own jug directly from the barrel, or retailers could bottle it up for resale on the spot. The Bottled in Bond Act was the first consumer protection law passed, pre-dating the Pure Food and Drug Act by nine years.” 

This is the second year of partnership between E. H. Taylor, Jr. Bourbon and Chris Stapleton’s charitable fund.

Beyond the bottles — sold via Outlaw State of Kind — two prize packs are available for bidding now through March 17, 2022 on charitybuzz.

The first prize pack includes one bottle of E. H. Taylor Single Barrel featuring a Bottled in Bond Day/Chris Stapleton commemorative sticker; four tickets to Stapleton’s April 23, 2022 concert in Lexington; a VIP tour and tasting for four at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort; and E. H. Taylor, Jr. branded merchandise. Live auction link Click here to bid.

The second prize pack includes includes the same bottle and merch; plus two tickets to any 2022 Stapleton concert of the winner’s choosing. Click here to bid.

For fans of Buffalo Trace or Chris Stapleton, this one’s a no brainer as the value of the unique bottle is sure to skyrocket. 

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