Indy's Premier Bourbon Affair
Feb. 17, 2017
Friday, February 17 | 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Samplings and Silent Auction end at 9:30
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis
BUY TICKETS HERE
Calling all bourbon lovers!
Join us for an extraordinary night of bourbon tasting. Make your way through the Indiana Experience while sampling distinguished spirits, and learn more about the fine art and nuances of distilling. A silent auction gives you the chance to bring home rare and coveted bottles for your collection, including O.F.C Bourbon Whiskey, 1980 vintage, bottle 65 of 100. This special release bourbon isn't available in stores, bars or restaurants and is provided thanks to Buffalo Trace, with help from our presenting partner, Payless Liquors.
$125; $100 IHS members
Limited number of tickets available. Reserve your spot by Feb. 15. Proceeds benefit education and outreach programs by the Indiana Historical Society.
About the Featured Bottle
Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. christened the O.F.C. Distillery in 1870 and this legendary whiskey brand has been revered ever since. The most state-of-the-art distillery of its era featured copper fermentation vats, column stills, and a first-of-its-kind steam heating system, still used in our aging warehouses today. This very rare and collectable bourbon honors the O.F.C. Distillery, a National Historic Landmark known today as Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each hand-cut crystal bottle is vintage dated according to the specific year in which the bourbon was distilled.
The first vintages of O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey are sure to be collector’s items and will be offered exclusively to non-profit organizations at no charge to raise money for their causes. This rare whiskey will not be available in stores or bars and restaurants. The bottle is #65 of 100 bottles from the year 1980 (the oldest vintage available in the special release).
The packaging for O.F.C. matches the splendor of the whiskey itself, in lead free crystal bottles with detailed fluting engraved into the mold. Glass artisans cut the shoulder facets using equipment created exclusively for Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each bottle then is manually polished to achieve maximum glass brilliance before in-laying cut copper lettering to spell out “O.F.C.” on the front. A paper label is then hand applied below with the vintage prominently noted, along with a label on the back of the bottle noting the milestones for the vintage year of the bottle. The 1980 label memorializes the U.S. Ice Hockey team’s stunning victory over the Soviet Union, along with pop culture happenings and Ronald Reagan’s presidential election. The bottle is then given one last polish for the ultimate premium presentation, while a cork stopper with a copper top adorns the top of the bottle.
This bottle is a replica of an O.F.C. decanter dating back to the early 1900s found in the Buffalo Trace Distillery archives. Equally as impressive as the bottle is the display box in which the bourbon is presented. The dark wooden box prominently bears the O.F.C. name in copper, along with a copper plaque depicting the year the bourbon was distilled. Upon opening the revolving door on the wooden case, the bottle is proudly displayed on a small riser, commanding attention as its prized possession is revealed. A provenance card is inside each display box, containing the same information found on the back label.
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