PublishDate: 10/16/2017 9:30 AM
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Five-bottle packages including each whiskey in the collection offered for second year in a row

Harrisburg – In its third group of Limited-Release Lottery of 2017, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will award 902 bottles of Buffalo Trace Antique Collection whiskeys, including packages consisting of one bottle of each of the five whiskeys in the Antique Collection.

Pennsylvania residents and licensees have until 11:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 21, to opt in to one or more of the drawings by visiting the Limited-Release Lottery web page at, which can be found under the “Events” tab.
The Antique Collection was introduced more than a decade ago and has become a cult favorite among whiskey connoisseurs. Since 2000, these whiskeys have garnered numerous awards from publications including Whisky Advocate Magazine, Spirit Journal, and Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
The first drawing features six, five-bottle packages of the complete Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (three for individual consumers; three for licensees) including one bottle of each of the following:
  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year, 90 Proof
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year, 90 Proof
  • George T. Stagg 129.2 Proof
  • William L. Weller 128.2 Proof
  • Thomas H. Handy 127.2 Proof

Each complete Antique Collection package costs $599.99.

Additional drawings will be held, in the following order, to award individual bottles of each whiskey in the Antique Collection, each costing $99.99.

  • Sazerac Rye 18 Year, 90 Proof: 39 bottles including 30 for individual consumers and 9 for licensees
  • Eagle Rare 17 Year, 90 Proof: 69 bottles including 52 for individual consumers and 17 for licensees
  • George T. Stagg 129.2 Proof: 165 bottles including 124 for individual consumers and 41 for licensees
  • William L. Weller 128.2 Proof: 192 bottles including 144 for individual consumers and 48 for licensees
  • Thomas H. Handy 127.2 Proof: 407 bottles including 306 for individual consumers and 101 for licensees

Individual consumers and licensees interested in entering one or both lotteries must be registered customers at with billing information on file.  Each participant is encouraged to verify that accurate, up-to-date billing information is associated with his or her customer account, to prevent transaction delays or cancellations.

Separate drawings will be conducted for the packages and each of these limited-release bourbons, and lottery participants may opt into one, several or all drawings. Purchase is limited to one package or bottle per participant, and if a participant wins a package or bottle in a drawing, he or she will be removed from subsequent drawings.

In light of attempts by previous lottery winners to illegally resell products obtained through Limited-Release Lotteries, the lottery Terms and Conditions now remind residents that the sale of alcoholic beverages without a license is strictly prohibited under Pennsylvania law.  When entering a Limited-Release Lottery, a participant will be asked to acknowledge that he or she has read and understands these terms and conditions.

Limited-Release Lotteries are open to Pennsylvania residents and licensees age 21 or older who provide both a verifiable Pennsylvania billing address and a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store address at registration. Any registrant with a billing address that can’t be verified as a Pennsylvania address will be removed from the lottery. Entries will be vetted for duplicative names, addresses and other information, and duplicates will be deleted from the lottery pool.

Lottery drawings will be witnessed by an independent third party. Winners will be selected at random by computer program. Participants will be notified by email when the lottery process is complete.

To opt in to one or more of these lotteries, visit the Limited-Release Lottery web page at, which can be found under the “Events” tab.

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.8 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit
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