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Limited number of Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace bourbons for sale by lottery

Posted at 8:33 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 08:34:50-05

CLEVELAND — Before you blow your entire holiday budget on Black Friday, you may want to save some cash for the fine bourbon lover on your list.

Ohio’s Department of Liquor Control is making available a very limited quantity of Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection products via a statewide lottery.

From Dec. 2 to Dec. 13, Ohioans can enter a lottery to win the chance to purchase the following products at the prices listed:

Pappy Van Winkle Products

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10, $69.99
  • Old Rip Van Winkle 12, $79.99
  • Pappy Van Winkle 15, $119.99
  • Pappy Van Winkle 20, $199.99
  • Pappy Van Winkle 23, $299.99
Four of the five Pappy Van Winkle bourbons that will be avilable to Ohioans via statewide lottery. (Source: Buffalo Trace Distillery)

(Old Rip Van Winkle 12 Year not pictured)

Buffalo Trace Antique Collection Products

  • Eagle Rare 17, $99.99
  • George T. Stagg, $99.99
  • Sazerac Rye 18, $99.99
  • Thomas H. Handy, $99.99
  • William Larue Weller, $99.99

There are about 400 bottles from each collection available, but those interested can enter both lotteries, according to a FAQ from the ODLC. Those who enter can select the option to enter both from the dropdown.

Entrants must provide a valid Ohio driver’s license or ID, and will have to choose an Ohio Liquor location that they will purchase the bourbon from.

You can enter the lottery beginning at 12:01 a.m. Dec. 2 through 11:59 a.m. Dec. 13. You may enter any time, and entering early does not give you an advantage, the ODLC states.

Winners of the lottery will be notified by email in early January. Names will also be posted to Once you are notified, you will have from Jan. 11 to 19 to purchase the bottle.

Click here to enter the lottery.