Buffalo Trace Distillery has teamed up with packaging specialists, Saxco International Inc., to provide a packaging solution for its Antique Bourbon Collection.

The collection, which has been pre-sold to customers comprises of W.L. Weller a 19-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, Eagle Rare a 17-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky and Sazerac an 18-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky.

Brand director, Chris McCrory said: "Each was produced in a limited edition, using aged whisky which was held for a special collection."

Saxco International suppled the 750ml flint glass bottles for the collection. It also arranged the silk-screened labels to the front of the bottles and pressure-sensitive paper labels to the back and the wood top cork closures.

Keith Sachs, chairman of Saxco International said: "Each of the wood tops contained a unique embossed logo and carried a different colour scheme."

"Weller featured a maroon-stained base surrounded by a gold band, while Eagle Rare contained a dark blue base surrounded by a gold band. The Sazerac stopper carried a dark green base encircled with a gold band," he added.

Saxco International is based in Philadelphia with offices across the US and has more than 20 years of industry experience providing a broad range of packaging products and services to the industry.