The case involving a high profile bourbon theft returned to court Friday morning. There were discussions over evidence. After a dead period in the Pappygate case the attorney for alleged ring leaders Gilbert and Julie Curtsinger was in a Franklin County courtroom Friday morning. Full story
In 2015, nearly one million people came to Kentucky for its bourbon tourism industry, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. It says each tourists spends an average of $1,000 during their visit.
“The Kentucky bourbon trail has a significant impact,” Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory said. Full story
Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort had a record 145,849 visitors in 2015, according to the distillery. That was an increase of 18 percent over the visits in 2014. Visits are up 190 percent since in five years. Full story
FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Sept. 22, 2015) Buffalo Trace Distillery has returned to its roots with the latest release in their long-running experimental whiskey program, a bourbon made using an old-fashioned process of souring the mash. Distilled in May of 2002, this Old Fashioned Sour Mash experiment used Buffalo Trace’s proprietary mash. The bourbon was cooked and cooled to standard; however, the similarities stop there. The mash was allowed “to sour” before yeast was added to start the fermentation process, a method long abandoned due to its more laborious process. Continue reading
FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Aug. 4, 2015) – Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Stagg Jr received highest honors at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, being named Best of Whiskey. Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon also garnered top praise, winning Best of Category. For demonstrating superior quality and taste, these two bourbons were ranked among 365 other premium spirits that were submitted from a total of 34 countries. Continue reading
Buffalo Trace unveiled a $20 million investment Friday: a new robotic storehouse. The 83,000-square-foot warehouse, built over the past 16 months by Gray Construction, features a completely automated storage and retrieval system, installed by Westfalia Technologies, that is thought to be the first of its kind used by a distillery. It will be used for the variety of bottled spirits produced at the Frankfort plant. Full story
Buffalo Trace is planning to build an additional 50 warehouses over the next 10 years in order to expand its Bourbon production. The news follows Buffalo Trace’s warning that demand continues to outstrip supply of its Bourbon brands, many of which will remain on strict allocation for the “foreseeable future”. Full story