November 5, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Allocated Whiskeys Set for Sale November 12th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact: Dean R. Argo
                                                 (334) 213-6330


Allocated Whiskeys Set for Sale November 12th

The Alabama ABC Board will offer for sale the 2018 Van Winkle and Antique collections on Monday, November 12, 2018. The good news for collectors and Bourbon lovers is that difficult to find Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon and other allocated whiskeys will soon be available in Alabama. The bad news is that the beloved Bourbons are still in short supply, and will only be available in eight stores. 

Buffalo Trace Distillery, makers of the highly sought-after spirits, shipped the Van Winkle lines and other allocated whiskeys in late October.  The Alabama ABC Board recently received its allotment of each of the expressions and is now in the middle of packing and distributing them to its stores and other retailers. 

Connoisseurs of Pappy Van Winkle and the various offerings from Buffalo Trace, including other allocated and hard-to-find whiskeys of the world will be available for sale at 9:00 a.m. on November 12th.  Customers must possess and present a valid State of Alabama Driver’s License to purchase any of the varieties from the Van Winkle Line and the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.  Members of the United States Military may use a military I.D., but must have proof of residence in Alabama.  Buyers may only purchase one bottle from Tier 1 selections and up to two bottles from Tier 2.

The Van Winkle line, Antique Collection, and other Buffalo Trace products will be made available in the following eight stores:

Store #04 – 1199 South Donahue Drive, Auburn, AL 36830

Store #53 – 8115 Highway 72 West, Madison, AL 35758

Store #67 – 160 Baldwin Square, Fairhope, AL 36532

Store #72 – 8739 EastChase Parkway, Montgomery, AL 36117

Store #84 – 3974 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693

Store #98 – 1425 Montgomery Highway, Suites 161 & 167, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Store #180 – 5406 Highway 280, Suite B101, Birmingham, AL 35242

Store #238 – 1120 Lurleen Wallace Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

None of these products can be held or placed on hold.  This is a first come, first serve event. 



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