Kentucky’s largest bourbon heist back in court

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

New bill could bring big changes to bourbon tourism

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 Releases 13 Year Old Old Sour Mash Bourbon Experiment


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

Stagg Jr. Named Best of Whiskey at 2015 LA International Wine & Spirits Competition


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

Frankfort’s Buffalo Trace unveils automated spirits warehouse

buftr 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