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Series of Three Events Will Focus on Tales and Tastings

From Some of the Famous Men of Buffalo Trace Distillery

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (Dec. 17, 2014) Buffalo Trace Distillery is bringing back its Legendary Craftsman series for 2015, which will focus on three prominent figures in Buffalo Trace Distillery’s history, each of which helped shape this National Historic Landmark into a distillery known around the world for its whiskies as well as its southern hospitality.

The 2015 Series will consist of:

January 16, 2015 – George T. Stagg dinner – Due to popular demand, we’ve brought this event back for 2015.  Born in 1835, George T. Stagg built the most dominant American distillery of the 19th century, which is now known as Buffalo Trace. Stagg’s salesmanship and financial acumen helped build the Distillery into one of the world’s leading bourbon producers. Join us as we learn more about the man whose brands, George T. Stagg and Stagg Jr., evoke pride and envy amongst those who enjoy them.  The evening will consist of dinner plus a sampling of some of George T. Stagg’s namesake bourbons.

January 23, 2015 – William Larue Weller dinner – W.L. Weller is credited with being the first distiller to produce bourbon using wheat instead of rye in the mash bill. Weller’s original “wheated bourbons” became extremely popular, with a softer, smoother taste. There are just a handful of wheated bourbons on the market today. Join us as we hear more about Weller’s life and are led through a dinner and tasting of some of the Weller collection of bourbons produced at Buffalo Trace.

January 30, 2015 – Rye Cocktail Party – Join us as we put a different twist on the series by throwing a rye cocktail party. Come experience rye cocktails paired with special courses by regional chefs and bartenders. Learn about the rye resurgence from an industry expert, and taste some of Buffalo Trace’s finest rye whiskies, including Sazerac 18 year old and Thomas H. Handy. Learn who Thomas H. Handy was, and taste his famous creation, the Sazerac Cocktail.

Tickets for the Legendary Craftsman Series are now on sale.  Ticket prices are $60 each or $150 per person for all three events.  All of the events start at 6 p.m. with an optional tour, followed by the tasting/dinner at 7 p.m.  The evenings will conclude about 9 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend. The dress code is dressy casual. Reservations may be made at 502-696-5930 or events@buffalotrace.com.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 17 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. It was named “Brand Innovator of the Year” by Whisky Magazine at its Icons of Whisky America Awards 2015.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com.  To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracemediakit.com.