I'm a new member (posting of a topic) to BourbonEnthusiast, though I've been reading post on here for a long time.
Anyway, I have a very limited rare Buffalo Trace Bottle from the 5th millionth barrel that I purchased at a Olympic Fundraiser silent auction in the early 90's, here in Louisville, KY. The likes of Mark Spitz and other Olympic heros were on hand. I have researched this bottle as much as I could, including receiving an email back from the CEO of Buffalo Trace, Mark Brown, last week.(see below) However, I still do not know the approx value of the bottle.
What I do know is that the bottle is from the 5th Millionth Barrel that resided in their single barrel, famous warehouse V. It is 1 of 150 bottles and that these bottles were only released to non-profit organizations for auctions.
A bourbon connoisseur offered me $1,500 5 years ago and I turned it down. From the research that I 've done, the new Millennium bottles that were just released last fall to non-profits were fetching anywhere from $1,000 to well over $2,000 and my bottle is twice as rare and old as that one. And according to Mark Brown the 6th millionth barrel is still resting in warehouse V.
Today, I am considering selling the bottle to a collector or someone who would appreciate the rarity of this bourbon and its story. Pictures available
Any feedback the value of this bottle would be greatly appreciated.
(email for offers on bottle)
Hello and thank you for writing.
Never too busy to respond to a customer enquiry!
In addition to the information on the bottle itself, the 5th millionth barrel was a rye mash bourbon, it was aged in warehouse V - the world's only 1 barrel warehouse, there were only around 150 bottles released, so certainly rare. It is hard to estimate value, our best advice would be to look at what collector whiskey bottles are selling for on eBay, that might provide some idea of the potential value. However, the newer Millennium barrel
By way of clarification, the barrel that was recently released for non profits was the Millennium barrel - the last barrel we made on the last day of the last century. The 6 millionth is still happily aging in warehouse V.
Hope this helps.
Cheers for now,