This bottle of 18-year-old Sazerac Rye was released in the fall of 2005 as part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC), a series of highly-collectible limited releases from the renowned Buffalo Trace distillery. The whiskey was distilled in the spring of 1984, technically making it 20 years old. Or is it? This Rye Whiskey was reportedly removed from its barrels as the last vintage of Cream of Kentucky and transferred into stainless steel tanks. Later it was bottled as this Sazerac BATC. Stainless steel tanks are often used at distilleries to store whiskey without aging it any further. This way the distillery could release small quantities of the whiskey every year. Only 3163 bottles of Sazerac BTAC Fall 2005 have been released.