Situated on the Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky, Buffalo Trace Distillery takes its name from an ancient pathway that migrating buffalo used when traveling wes...
Situated on the Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky, Buffalo Trace Distillery takes its name from an ancient pathway that migrating buffalo used when traveling westward. The trail was well-known among Native Americans and was eventually used by pioneering settlers who crossed the Ohio River and followed the buffalo trace to the Western frontier.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States and includes the rich legacies of master distillers such as E.H. Taylor, Jr, George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Today, the distillery is still family-owned, operating on the same 130 acres of land adjacent to the Kentucky River as it has for over 200 years. Similarly, the distillery’s flagship bourbon has been made using the same process for over 2 centuries.
Buffalo Trace Kosher Wheated Bourbon Whiskey was created in partnership with the Chicago Rabbinical Council. The partnership began in 2010 and is seeing the release of the first 3 expressions in 2020. Utilizing the same high-quality wheat mash bill as their W.L. Weller Bourbon Whiskey, the spirit is aged in kosher barrels, then bottled at 94 proof. Special care is taken to ensure that the whiskey has no contact with non-kosher spirits. Each of the 3 expressions is going to be released yearly after Passover.