Hi, are you at least AGED 21 years?


We only produced so much whiskey 20 plus years ago, so our quantities are limited. Just like you, we wish we had more to share. We have put some ideas together on how to find and discover our whiskies.

Preston's Notes

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We understand that finding Old Rip Van Winkle products can be a thrilling quest for bourbon enthusiasts. While it’s true that our bourbon isn’t readily available on every shelf, there are interesting and rewarding ways to embark on this journey.

Befriend your local liquor store. Stay in the know with your local store to learn about release dates.

Join a raffle. Many states and retailers conduct raffles and lotteries. Keep an eye out for announcements.

Explore bourbon events. Attend bourbon-related events and festivals. We like to give samples at food & wine festivals.

Stay informed. Follow our official social channels, it’s where we keep our most up to date release information.



If you have any questions, feedback, or inquiries, we’re here to help. Feel free to reach out to us, and our team will be happy to assist you.

Customer support. For general inquiries and assistance, you can reach our customer support team at pvanwinkle@oldripvanwinkle.com or atenniswood@buffalotrace.com or by calling 502-897-9113

Media and press inquiries. Media and Press Inquiries: Members of the media seeking information or interviews can contact our PR team at pvanwinkle@oldripvanwinkle.com.

Retail Inquiries. If you are a retailer/bar/restaurant interested in carrying the Old Rip Van Winkle line, please reach out to your local distributor rep who carries our brands in your state/local market. That will always be your best bet and is different in every state.

Visit us at Buffalo Trace. If you’re planning to visit us in Frankfort, Kentucky, and want to learn more about tours, please visit Buffalo Trace’s site to learn about their campus tour. Tours are an entertaining way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making our whiskeys. You won’t find special releases on campus, so make sure and stay in the know with your local store to learn about their release dates.