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

More Than $80,000 Given Back to Community This Year

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (Dec. 13, 2022) Buffalo Trace Distillery hosted its 22nd annual “Contribution to the Community” event Thursday, Dec. 8th at the Distillery. This year several organizations in Frankfort/Franklin County received a total of $81,500 from Buffalo Trace Distillery. Since the program started more than two decades ago, Buffalo Trace Distillery has donated more than $1.5 million to various nonprofit organizations in Frankfort and Franklin County. 

The following organizations were honored for their work in the community: American Red Cross – Franklin County Chapter, Bluegrass Care Navigators, CASA of the Bluegrass, Downtown Frankfort Inc., Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County, Franklin County Council on Aging, Franklin County Humane Society, Franklin County Women & Family Shelter, Frankfort Arts Foundation, Josephine Sculpture Park, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Kentucky Historical Society, Kings Center, L.I.F.E. House For Animals, Preservation Kentucky, The Resource Office for Social Ministries, The Salvation Army of Frankfort, Sunshine Center & Family Abuse Services, Inc, Thorn Hill Education Center, Yes for Arts 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. Members of the recipient organizations and Buffalo Trace team members were in attendance for the event.

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 1775 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 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its George T. Stagg was named World Whiskey of the Year for 2022 and its Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye was named 2nd Finest Whiskey in the World for 2022.   Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit  To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit