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$82,500 Given Back to Community This Year; More than $1Million Dollars Given Since Inception 

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (September 1, 2016) Buffalo Trace Distillery will host its sixteenth annual “Contribution to the Community” reception today, September 1st from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Distillery’s Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. This year several organizations in Frankfort/Franklin County will receive a total of $82,500 from Buffalo Trace Distillery, bringing the total donated to the community to more than one million dollars since the program started.

The following organizations were honored for their work in the community: American Red Cross – Franklin County Chapter, CASA of the Bluegrass, Downtown Frankfort Inc., Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County, Franklin County Family Abuse Services, Inc., Franklin County Council on Aging, Frankfort Arts Foundation, Franklin County Women’s Shelter Inc., Hospice of the Bluegrass, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Kentucky Historical Society, Kings Center, L.I.F.E. House For Animals, Preservation of Kentucky, The Resource Office of Social Ministries, The Salvation Army of Frankfort, The Sunshine Center, Thorn Hill Learning Center, United Way of Franklin County, and the YMCA of Frankfort.

Each year Buffalo Trace Distillery proudly gives back to the community by acknowledging organizations that help make a difference and improve the quality of life locally. Invited to this event will be those in the community who benefit from the work of the honored organizations, those organization’s employees and board members as well as Buffalo Trace employees. This event is not open to the public, however; media are invited to attend.

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