Today the 234-year-old Buffalo Trace Distillery is announcing a major milestone with the release of O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey, distilled in 1982. The ultra-rare whiskey is the Distillery’s only vintage-dated bourbon and will be the first bourbon released in a colossal six-liter sized bottle and sold as a non-fungible token
(NFT) on BlockBar.com – the world’s first DTC NFT marketplace for luxury wines and spirits. The
five bottles of this highly limited release are part of the 2,022 bottles that Buffalo Trace Distillery
has pledged to give away in the year 2022 and will be auctioned off during a five-day event
starting Monday, March 14th in collaboration with NFT platform BlockBar. It marks BlockBar’s
first-ever auction and the first bourbon sold on its platform.

The five bottles of O.F.C. Vintage 1982 will each be auctioned off with a starting bid of
approximately $25,000 USD (8.83 ETH). Bids can be placed via BlockBar.com HERE and can
be made via Ethereum or Fiat starting at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, March 14th through 10 a.m.
EST on Friday, March 18th. Proceeds from each of the winning, final bids will benefit the
following charities:

● World Central Kitchen – a non-profit organization that is first to the frontlines, providing
meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises, currently supporting
thousands of refugees in and around Ukraine
● The James Beard Foundation – through their Open for Good campaign, the
Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild
better, and thrive for the long term
● Elton John Aids Foundation – a global HIV charity that funds frontline partners to
prevent new cases of HIV, fight stigma and provide care for those affected
● The Art of Elysium – an artist organization built on the idea that through service, art
becomes a catalyst for social change
● 261 Fearless – a global, non-profit women’s running organization dedicated to
encouraging and uniting women through running

“We have been inspired by what our charity partners have done to help communities worldwide
and are proud to help further their missions through the release of our exclusive O.F.C Vintage
1982 NFTs,” said Vice President of Marketing for Buffalo Trace Distillery, Sara Saunders. “We
are thrilled to bring our rich history and philanthropic efforts to the forefront of today’s technology
and we couldn’t ask for a better ally than BlockBar to help us achieve that,” she continued.
Each of the five NFTs will represent an authentic six-liter sized bottle of O.F.C Vintage 1982,
available to be redeemed by December 31st, 2022. When redeemed, the NFT holder will also
unlock a personal invitation to Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY for a private VIP tour
experience that includes exclusive tastings of whiskeys from its rarest and most sought-after
private collection, including some previous vintages from the O.F.C. collection.

“Buffalo Trace Distillery is world renowned and we’re honored to launch our first bourbon on
Blockbar.com with five of their most coveted bottles,” comments Dov Falic, co-founder and CEO
of BlockBar. “The partnership marks our first live auction and to mark this milestone we are
delighted to donate the proceeds of this drop to support the chosen non-profits of Buffalo

All of the O.F.C. vintages are named after Buffalo Trace Distillery’s original moniker, the Old
Fashioned Copper (O.F.C.) Distillery. The bourbon in the O.F.C. six-liter release was distilled in
1982, at what was then the George T. Stagg Distillery, now known as Buffalo Trace Distillery.
When an inventory of all barrels was taken in 1998, these barrels were noted and left to age
until 2001, when at that time the 19-year-old bourbon was vatted into stainless steel tanks,
which is a very common process distillers use to halt the aging effects of the barrel on the

As the spirit has been quietly maturing for over a quarter of a century, gaining greater
complexity, the Buffalo Trace tasting panel is excited by how the whiskey developed. Harlen
Wheatley, master distiller at Buffalo Trace Distillery, details the taste as sophisticated, with an
extraordinary richness and butteriness with layers of apple, pecans, ripened pear, dark Belgian
chocolate, caramel and a kiss of black cherries.

“This remarkable whiskey transitions to a memorable finish of dried dark fruit with delightful
lingering oak. All the time knowing that you’re tasting history as you taste the last drops,” said
Wheatley. “This truly is a once in a lifetime taste experience.”

Like its predecessors in the O.F.C. line, the 1982 Vintage will be in an elegant, hand-cut crystal
bottle with inlaid copper lettering custom created for the brand, but “supersized” in a six-liter
bottle. A bottle of this magnitude has rarely been seen on the whiskey market. At six-liters, this
bottle is nine times the size of a usual whiskey bottle and holds over a gallon of whiskey, standing
at 2 feet tall and weighing 22.5 pounds with liquid inside. The cap itself weighs in at a hefty six
pounds. Glass artisans cut the shoulder facets of the bottle using equipment created exclusively
for Buffalo Trace Distillery. Each bottle was manually polished to achieve maximum glass
brilliance before in-laying cut copper lettering to spell out “O.F.C.” on the front. The bottle is
housed inside a wooden display case, along with a provenance card that notes the milestones of
the year 1982, including iconic moments like the launch of the first CD player and Michael
Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ being named the #1 album seller of all time.

To make a bid using ETH you must have the funds in your wallet and connected to BlockBar. At
10:00 AM EST, all winning bidders have two hours to submit the full balance; payment will be
accepted through Eth or fiat. Full Terms & Conditions may be found on BlockBar.com. Bids
planning on using Wire Transfer must pre-approve the funds by going to BlockBar.com, selecting
your payment method under the profile icon on the top right of the screen and clicking payment
methods, and select “verify funds” for pre-approval.

Upon purchase of the NFT, the cryptographic version will be held securely by BlockBar.com,
with a record of authenticity held on the blockchain as a digital certificate of ownership. The
buyer may choose to redeem the physical product, and have it delivered from BlockBar’s secure
storage facility, safely trade its NFT version within the BlockBar.com marketplace, keep in their
virtual bar or gift the NFT through BlockBar’s new gifting platform.

For more information on O.F.C. Vintage 1982 and a guide to placing bids on BlockBar, please
visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/our-brands/o-f-c-vintages.html and

About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin
County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1775 and includes such legends as
E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo
Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a
National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The
Distillery has won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky
Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its George T. Stagg was
named World Whiskey of the Year for 2022 and its Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye was named
2nd Finest Whiskey in the World for 2022. Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than
1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace
Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com. To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery
visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media

About BlockBar
BlockBar is a platform that offers NFTs (digital assets) directly from luxury liquor brands. Each
NFT corresponds to a physical bottle. Consumers have the ability to exchange the digital
version for the physical version. In simple terms, consumers own the physical bottle, BlockBar
stores it for them, and the digital version serves as proof of authenticity, verification of
ownership, and the right to have the physical bottle delivered. BlockBar proves authenticity via
Ethereum’s blockchain. By buying the NFT directly from the brand, we not only make the
process easier, but we ensure that your asset has proven authenticity. Whether you grow your
collection, send it as a gift, or resell it, authenticity will never be an issue. Bloc Bar ensures
100% instant authenticity to all collectors up until the moment they redeem the bottle. More so,
we offer this service with no commitment. Our platform will still be selling exclusive bottles
directly from the brands at MSRP and consumers have the ability to pay by credit card and can
redeem the bottle immediately.

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