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2021 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!

December 20

Kentucky Tornado Victims to Benefit from Buffalo Trace Distillery Auction of Unprecedented Whiskey Flights of Pappy Van Winkle and Antique Collection

Online Auction Offers Full Line Up of Two of the Distillery’s Rarest and Most Valuable Whiskey Collections


November 30

Buffalo Trace Distillery Invites Everyone To Come See The Lights

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


November 10

Buffalo Trace Distillery Awarded Level II Accredited Arboretum Status By ArbNet

Buffalo Trace Launches Online Tool for Public to Explore Distillery Gardens and Plant Life


November 3

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases French Oak Bourbon As Part Of Its Old Charter Oak Brand

The Old Charter Oak Brand is dedicated to the Role Oak Plays in Whiskey Making


November 2

W. L. Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Wins Best of Class, Double Gold Medal at 2021 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

24 Total Spirits produced by Buffalo Trace Distillery Honored


October 6

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Its 2021 Antique Collection Whiskeys

George T. Stagg Not Being Released This Year


September 29

Three Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbons Named Best in Class at 2021 Whiskies of the World Competition

Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits received 14 medals at the 2021 Whiskies of the World Competition (WoW), including three bourbons that were named Best in Class.


September 16

Buffalo Trace Distillery Warns Fans Of Potential Online Scams

Online Sites Taking Money, No Bourbon in Return


September 14

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Annual “contribution To The Community” Reception Honors Local Organizations

$80,000 Given Back to Community This Year


September 9

Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Straight Rye Whiskey Receives First Place Best Of Show At North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition

20 Whiskies from Buffalo Trace Distillery Honored


August 26

Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskeys Win 10 Gold Medals At 2021 International Spirits Challenge

Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits took home 16 medals, including 10 Gold medals for top-performing whiskeys, at the 2021 International Spirits Challenge (ISC).


August 19

Stagg Jr. Named Taste Master At 2021 American Whiskey Masters

Six Master Medals Awarded to Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskies


August 18

Freddie’s Old Fashioned Soda Donates Nearly $12,000 To Restore Green Hill Cemetery

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s renown tour guide, Freddie Johnson, was ceremoniously presented a check from Freddie’s Old Fashioned Soda line at the Green Hill Cemetery in Frankfort, on Tuesday, Aug. 17.


August 10

Buffalo Trace Distillery Makes Headway on $1.2 Billion Expansion

Expansion Critical to Increase Bourbon Supply For the Future


August 3

E.H. Taylor Rye, Weller Full Proof Named Chairman’s Trophy Recipients At 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Two Buffalo Trace Distillery whiskies received prestigious Chairman’s Trophies at the 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and seven other spirits were named Chairman’s Trophy Finalists.


July 15

Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskeys Win Six Gold Medals At International Competition

18 Total Spirits Produced at the Distillery Receive Medals

July 13

Stagg Jr. Named Best Bourbon Whiskey In Inaugural ASCOT Awards

Stagg Jr. 131.1 Proof from Buffalo Trace Distillery was recognized as the Best Bourbon Whiskey in the “Best in Class” category of the inaugural 2021 ASCOT Awards.


July 8

Virtual Great Buffalo Chase 5k Hosted Participants From All 50 States

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

June 3

Twentieth Annual Great Buffalo Chase 5k To Take Place Virtually Over Fourth Of July Weekend

Race Proceeds to Benefit VFW Post 4075


June 2

Eagle Rare Bourbon Celebrates Dads with Epic Bourbon Experience Giveaway

Grand prize is a trip for four to Kentucky, including lodging on the Buffalo Trace Distillery campus, a private tour and tasting, a round of golf at Keene Trace Golf Club, and more.


May 20

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Warehouse C Bourbon

Col. Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left his indelible mark on the bourbon industry as a whole, and nowhere is that more evident than at Buffalo Trace Distillery.


May 19

Buffalo Trace Distillery Whiskeys Recognized With 25 Awards At Tasting Competition 

12 of the Award-Winning Whiskeys Produced at the Distillery Receive Double Gold Medal


May 12

Buffalo Trace Distillery Announces Limited Annual Release Of Weller Full Proof And C.Y.P.B.

Award-Winning Weller Bourbons Recognized as Global Medalists


May 11

Buffalo Trace Distillery Breaks Ground On $43 Million Innovative Wastewater Treatment Facility

After almost a year of planning, Buffalo Trace Distillery has broken ground on its own wastewater reclamation facility as a direct result of its increased distilled spirits production.


May 4

Buffalo Trace Distillery Gives Updates on New Barrel Warehouses

Whiskey quality is consistent in the 10 new warehouses; 3 more warehouses to be added in 2021


April 28

Sazerac’s Mister Sam Crowned Best Blended Whiskey By World Whiskies Awards 2021

The World Whiskies Awards have recognized Mister Sam, a highly limited blend of Sazerac’s finest Canadian and American whiskeys, as the “Best Blended Whiskey” in the Canadian region of the competition.


April 22

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Baijiu Style Spirit As Part of Its Experimental Collection

Buffalo Trace Distillery is announcing the limited release of a Baijiu style spirit aged in new American oak casks as part of its on-going Experimental Collection of spirits.

April 15

Buffalo Trace Distillery’s W.L. Weller Bourbon Sets A Global Standard

Whiskey Drinker Influenced “Craft Your Perfect Bourbon” Named World’s Best


April 13

Buffalo Trace Distillery Partners with University of Kentucky on Oak Tree Planting and Research Project

More than 1,000 Trees Planted in White Oak Initiative

April 6

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Kosher Whiskey Trio After Passover

Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its annual supply of Kosher Whiskey, set to arrive at retail in May.

March 16

Buffalo Trace Distillery and Frankfort Parks and Recreation to Host Annual Easter Event via Drive-Through

Complimentary Event to Safely Feature the Easter Bunny


March 3

E. H. Taylor, Jr. Bourbon Celebrates Bottled in Bond Day with Release to Musician Chris Stapleton's Outlaw State of Kind Charitable Fund

Less than 100 Bottles Available - Initial Bottles Will Support Disaster Relief in Texas and Kentucky


February 10

Old Charter Oak Named The American Brand Innovator Of The Year By Whisky Magazine

The Icons of Whisky America Awards by Whisky Magazine named Old Charter Oak the 2021 Brand Innovator of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony last week.

February 9

Off Their Plate’s Natalie Guo Honored with $50,000 Eagle Rare Life Award

In the face of a pandemic, many heroes emerged. Natalie Guo is one such hero.

February 2

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon

3rd Edition is 101 Proof

January 26

Buffalo Trace Distillery Reports Strong Visitation For 2020 Despite Covid-19 Setbacks

More than 145,000 Guests Visited Oldest Continually Operating Distillery in 2020