More information on the extremely rare bourbon being offered:
Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Bourbons:
The fall season marks the return of one of the most anticipated bourbon collections, the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. Again this year, there are five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs to drool over and covet. Eagle Rare 17, George T. Stagg, Sazerac Rye 18 Year Old, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye, and William Larue Weller are all unique, delicious, and very limited. It's a group of spirits that collectors and connoisseurs are thirsting for.
Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon:
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve is the flagship brand of bourbon whiskey owned by the "Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery" company. Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve is often regarded as one of the finest bourbons in the world, and is rare to find on the market due to its very low production and supply.
Mysterious Black Maple Hill Small Batch Bourbon:
Black Maple Hill Small Batch is a NDP (non-distiller producer) taking advantage of the bourbon boom. Of all of the small batch NDPs, Black Maple Hill (BMH from here on) is the most sought after. Their brand is flying off the shelf but where they source their barrels from has remained a mystery. A K&L article by Dave Driscoll gives the most detailed background on BMH on the web, citing who owns BMH and even names Willett as the organization charged with blending the juice. We know it comes from Kentucky, and there are rumors that it is Heaven Hill stock, but no one really knows. All I can say for Black Maple Hill and the rest of the NDPs is if they can prove to produce a consistent product over time, their NDP background won’t be such a problem.