In 2017, our CEO, David Moritz, traveled to visit our friends at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky. The purpose of our trip was to purchase a very special barrel of ten-year-old Eagle Rare Bourbon. That barrel was bottled as the Society Awards 10 Year Anniversary Bourbon and then gifted to Society Awards clients. This was a unique opportunity, and the first-ever collaboration of its type. Spirits journalist John McCarthy outlined our journey through the process in an article on Forbes: How To Buy A Barrel Of Bourbon
Our second project with Buffalo Trace was another first-ever project for a private client. Our original barrel was so special that after yielding the batch of our 10 Year Anniversary Bourbon, it traveled from Kentucky to Jalisco, Mexico to enjoy a second life. Society Awards was the first private client to reuse a barrel in this way, aging a fine añejo from Corazón Tequila — another exquisite Buffalo Trace brand. Through this first of its kind partnership between Society Awards and Buffalo Trace, we innovated this idea, which is now offered to all Single Barrel Select clients. Learn more about the journey of our barrel and how this process all began in this article on Forbes: How To Buy A Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Of Corazón Tequila
In 2020, we selected a barrel of EH Taylor, one of Buffalo Trace's most exclusive whiskeys. This is the first time they have ever allowed a private purchase of EH Taylor. We are incredibly proud to partner with Buffalo Trace in this project. In January 2021, the barrel was finally moved from its home of 10 years on the 8th floor of warehouse I and bottled exclusively for Society Awards.
Our EH Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon is a remarkable spirit that we look forward to sharing with friends and clients.