Food - Drink
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Has Been Around Longer Than You Might Think
BY CHRIS SANDS
The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky is home to some of the world's most famous bourbon brands, including Pappy Van Winkle, which has developed a cult-like following. With the brand being so trendy, fans may not realize that bourbon-making has been taking place for hundreds of years in Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Bourbon has been made at Buffalo Trace since 1858, and the distillery has named several brands after men who played a role in its long history, starting in 1870. Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. bought the distillery that year and had a bourbon named after him, and the same thing happened when George T. Stagg bought it in 1878.
Moving on, Albert B. Blanton became distillery president in 1921 and had the first ever single-barrel bourbon named after him. Finally, Schenley Distillers Corporation bought the distillery in 1929 and expanded it after Prohibition ended in 1933, and Elmer T. Lee, who became Master Distiller, also got his very own bourbon.