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Craft Your Perfect Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery Launches Interactive Website
Franklin Co, Frankfort, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2015) – There’s no denying that bourbon has become more popular these days, but many drinkers are new to the brown spirit and confused about how bourbon whiskey is made and the subtle nuances of recipes, aging, proof and warehousing. Buffalo Trace Distillery aims to change that with a new interactive website, www.yourperfectbourbon.com.
In just three minutes, users can design a bourbon perfect for their own taste. Once online, visitors will select their own bourbon recipe and learn how the grains such as corn, wheat, rye and barley influence the taste. Adding more rye results in a more “daringly spicy” bourbon, for example. Visitors will then see animated graphics explaining how the distillation process works, before witnessing just what 55 seconds of charring can do to an oak barrel. Then users on this bourbon journey get to select which level in the aging warehouse they want their barrel to age, and learn how different elevations within a warehouse ultimately impact the taste of each bourbon. Aging and proof round out the end of the experience, before each custom designed bourbon is complete. Then a description of each participant’s perfect bourbon is unveiled, based on their individual preferences. While each custom designed bourbon is unique, the website will also identify actual brands from the Buffalo Trace portfolio that taste most similar in profile, helping fans learn what they might like the next time they crave a sip of bourbon whiskey.
“I hope people will really enjoy this fun and interactive experience, while learning how bourbon is made,” said Kris Comstock, bourbon marketing director. “It takes years to craft a great bourbon, but it only takes minutes to design your favorite online.”
*Please note, this website (www.yourperfectbourbon.com) is for entertainment purposes only, not for the purchase of whiskey.
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 www.buffalotracedistillery.com. To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracemediakit.com
The popular Tibetan Buddhist monks, who visited Frankfort in 2013, are returning to Kentucky’s capital Nov. 2-6. The monks – refugees living at Tashi Kyil monastery in India – will be cooking traditional Tibetan food for an interfaith gathering at Church of the Ascension on Washington Street; creating an intricate World Peace sand painting over four days at 305 St. Clair Street; teaching yoga classes at Frankfort Yoga Studio, and art classes for children at The Light Clinic; and participating in other cultural and interfaith programs throughout the week.
The Tibetan Dinner will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Poor Richard’s Books on Broadway, The Light Clinic in the McClure Building, or at the door. A Tibetan cooking class at the Episcopal Church, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., will precede the dinner. For more information, call 502-330-1201.
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Candlelight Traditions, Food For Thought, Food for Thought: "White Christmas" with Heather French Henry, Heather French-Henry, Irving Berlin's "White Christmas", Kentucky Historical Society, Rosemary Clooney, Santa, Saturday with Santa, The Candlelight Tradition, White Christmas
If you’re “dreaming of a White Christmas,” join us this holiday season to see costumes, props and other items associated with the movie “White Christmas” like you’ve never before seen them.
The Kentucky Historical Society has built this special holiday exhibit around items from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Kentucky.
Immerse yourself in this timeless classic. Hear the stories behind the objects. You can even test your “White Christmas” knowledge and perform your own “Sisters” number.
Join us to celebrate Rosemary Clooney and the connections the “girl singer” made for countless of people to her home state of Kentucky.
* Come Anytime or Plan Your Visit around These Events *
- Nov. 5: Candlelight Tradition, 5-9 p.m. Opening night. At 7 p.m., Rosemary Cundiff Brown will perform “Remembering Rosemary,” a tribute in song and words to Rosemary Clooney.
- Dec. 5: Saturday with Santa, 1-4 p.m.
- Dec. 9: Food for Thought with Heather French Henry (separate pricing applies). Noon. Steve and Heather French Henry are founders of the Rosemary Clooney House, which holds the largest collection of “White Christmas” memorabilia in the world. Join her for a special tour of the exhibit.
- Dec. 13: Matinee screening of “White Christmas” – the movie – at the Grand Theatre, 1:30 p.m. $5 at the box office; get a $1 off coupon at KHS.
- Dec. 13 and Dec. 20: Special Sunday viewing hours, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Dec. 28: Special Monday viewing hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Sunday Viewing Hours:Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, 1 to 5 p.m.
Special Monday Viewing Hours: Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KHS will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24-27, and New Year’s Day.
The exhibit closes Jan. 30.
$12 for adults | $11 for veterans | $8 for kids | $6 for KHS members
(All prices include the entire KHS campus.)
Highlights for Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area! …