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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. 6, 2016) Buffalo Trace Distillery will honor two of the accomplished gentlemen who helped build the World’s Most Award Winning Distillery and will host a roaring 20s cocktail party as part of its fourth annual Legendary Craftsman series. The three events will focus of prominent legends in the 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 2017 Series will consist of:

January 13, 2017 – E.H. Taylor, Jr. dinner – Called the “Father of the Modern Bourbon Industry,” E. H. Taylor, Jr. is celebrated for his countless innovations, most notably the “Bottled-in-Bond Act” which created quality standards for bourbon.  Many of Taylor’s creations are still in use today at Buffalo Trace Distillery, including warehouse steam heating and column stills.  Join us as we hear more about Taylor’s life and are led through a dinner and tasting from some of the Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. collection of whiskeys created by Buffalo Trace to honor this bourbon legend.

January 20, 2017 – Elmer T. Lee dinner – Known throughout the industry for his expertise and knowledge of bourbon whiskey, Elmer T. Lee quickly rose through distillery ranks to eventually be named the Distillery’s first master distiller. In 1984, Elmer T. Lee introduced the world’s first single-barrel bourbon with Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon, and not long after, was honored with his own single-barrel bourbon of his namesake. Join us as we hear more about Lee’s life and are led through a dinner and tasting of the iconic bourbons that make up Elmer T. Lee’s legacy.

January 27, 2017 – Roaring 20s Cocktail Party – Join us as we put a different twist on the series by throwing a roaring 20s cocktail party. Come experience cocktails paired with small plates by regional chefs and mixologists, and learn about some vintage cocktails and the legendary tales of their creation.

Tickets for the Legendary Craftsman Series are on sale now and would make for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this holiday. Ticket prices are $65 each or $175 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 for the E.H. Taylor and Elmer T. Lee dinners is dressy casual, and cocktail attire is encouraged for the Cocktail Party. 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 www.buffalotracedistillery.com. To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracemediakit.com.

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