2020 News

Buffalo Trace Distillery News

The oldest continuously operating distillery in America also happens to have one of the largest families of homegrown brands in any industry. Read on to learn why we're the World’s Most Award Winning Distillery!


November 24

Buffalo Trace Distillery Invites Everyone To Come See The Lights

Annual Drive-through Light Display to Safely Feature Santa on Select Nights

November 17

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 1995 Vintage O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey

New O.F.C. Vintage Bourbon Released

November 12

Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbons Win Nine Gold Medals At 2020 International Spirits Challenge

Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits received 14 medals at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge.

November 10

$50,000 Eagle Rare Life Award Nominations Open

Charitable program offers reward to individuals who Reach Higher

October 29

Buffalo Trace Distillery Adds Ginger Ale And Ginger Beer To Freddie’s Old Fashioned Soda Lineup

Announcing two new offerings in Freddie’s Old Fashioned Soda line

October 6

Van Winkle Bourbon 2020 Annual Release Coming Soon

More Rye this year, Less 20 and 23-Year-Old Bourbon than Usual

September 17

Two W.L. Weller Bourbons Receive Double Gold Medals At North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition

Second Year in a Row Sazerac Brands Receive Highest Honor

September 16

Two Whiskeys from Sazerac Company Receive Top Spots in World Whiskey Awards

Second Year in a Row Sazerac Brands Receive Highest Honor

September 11

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Annual “Contribution To The Community” Reception Honors Local Organizations In Virtual Ceremony

$78,500 Given Back to Community This Year

September 9

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Its Much Anticipated 2020 Antique Collection Whiskeys

2020 Antique Collection of Whiskeys 

August 27

Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces Limited Release Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel in the U.S.  

Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel available in the United States this fall

August 20

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye, Stagg Jr. Named Chairman's Trophy Recipients at 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

18 Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits recognized

August 18

Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. Small Batch Receives Master Medal, Prestigious Taste Master Medal at American Whiskey Masters 2020

13 Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskies Earn Top Honors

August 11

Buffalo Trace Distillery Continues Expansion

$1.2 Billion Investment Underway to Increase Bourbon Supply

July 28

Virtual Great Buffalo Chase 5K Hosted Record Number of Participants

More than $21,000 raised for local VFW, $15,000 donated to local food pantry

July 14

Eagle Rare Bourbon Earns Four First Place Medals at International Whisky Competition 2020

Eight Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskies Honored

July 9

Whiskey Website Data Proves That Drinkers Maintain Consistent Bourbon Preference

Crowd Sourced Brand Arriving in Stores Now

July 7

Six Millionth Barrel Raises More Than $1 Million For Charities

Buffalo Trace Bourbon Bottles from the Six Millionth Barrel Exceed $500,000 Goal

June 22

TOURS AND VISITATION TO RESUME AT BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY ON JULY 1

Distillery to Create Safe Haven Bourbon Experience Through Sanitization Measures and Limited Tours Sizes

June 3

NINETEENTH ANNUAL GREAT BUFFALO CHASE 5K TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

Race Proceeds to Benefit VFW Post 4075

May 28

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED DISTILLERY OF THE YEAR BY TASTING PANEL MAGAZINE AT 2020 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

The Spirits Produced at the Distillery Received 19 Awards

May 19

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASING WELLER SINGLE BARREL BOURBON

New Addition to Wheated Bourbon Line to be Annual Release

May 5

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES COLONEL E. H. TAYLOR, JR. 18 YEAR OLD MARRIAGE

EH Taylor 18 YO Marriage.pdf

April 27

SAZERAC COMPANY DONATES N95 MASKS TO HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO HELP WITH COVID-19 PANDEMIC

America’s Largest Producer of Distilled Spirits Donates Nearly 15,000 Respirator Masks in Wake of Ongoing Need

April 23

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES EXPERIMENTAL WHEAT BOURBON

Bourbon Aged Four Years, Cut with Water, Aged Eight More Years

April 15

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES KOSHER WHISKEY RELEASE

Passover Ends with News of Three New Kosher Whiskeys

April 8

EAGLE RARE 17 YEAR OLD NAMED BEST SMALL BATCH BOURBON 11 YEARS AND OLDER AT 2020 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION

Five Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskies Win Double Gold

April 7

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED GLOBAL ICONS OF WHISKY VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR 2020 BY WHISKY MAGAZINE

Global Icons of Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year_2020.pdf

April 2

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES FOURTH INSTALLMENT IN OLD CHARTER OAK SERIES, CHINKAPIN OAK

New Addition will Continue the Exploration of the Role Oak Plays in Making Great Whiskey

March 27

SAZERAC COMPANY ADDS PRODUCTION OF HAND SANITIZER ON INDUSTRIAL SCALE TO HELP WITH COVID-19 CRISIS

America’s Largest Producer of Distilled Spirits Set to Produce Millions of Bottles of Sanitizer, Team Kentucky!!

February 27

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCES BLANTON’S GOLD WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.

BTD Announces Blanton's Gold in US FINAL 2-27-20.pdf

February 18

BUFFALO TRACE NAMED THE AMERICAN DISTILLER OF THE YEAR BY WHISKY MAGAZINE

Also named Best American Whiskey Visitor Attraction of the Year

January 21

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY CONTINUES RECORD-BREAKING VISITATION STREAK

Nearly 300,000 Guests Visited Historic Distillery in 2019

January 16

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES LATEST EDITION OF STAGG JR.

Release is 13th Since Series Started in 2013