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Whiskey Wednesday

We're excited to share two new formats under the Whiskey Wednesday Series: Trace Talk and Homeplace History!

Trace Talk is an engaging sit down series in which celebrities sit down over a glass to open up about their bourbon journey and personal life while on the Historic Grounds of Buffalo Trace Distillery. 

Homeplace History is a deep dive into the people, places, and events that helped shape Buffalo Trace Distillery into a National Historic Landmark.

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Latest Whiskey Wednesday Episode

Experimental Collection with Mark Brown

April 27, 2022

Has the greatest American whiskey already been produced? Buffalo Trace Distillery doesn't think so. Our quest to make the perfect bourbon, the "Holy Grail," is the foundation of our Experimental Whiskey Program. Hear Mark Brown, CEO of Sazerac/Buffalo Trace Distillery, describe the path to discovery, an upcoming product launch, and the "out-of-the-barrel" thinking that resulted in the most advanced whiskey warehouse ever built: Warehouse X.

Recent Whiskey Wednesday Episodes

Trace Talk with Olympians Lee Keifer and Gerek Meinhardt

January 5, 2022

On today's episode of #TraceTalk we raise a glass of @wellerbourbon to Kentucky natives and 2020 Olympic Medalists Gerek Meinhardt and Lee Kiefer. Their fencing careers have taken them across the world, but Kentucky is where they call home, and where they bring their friends and family to show off the best that Kentucky has to offer - bourbon.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - A Day in the Life of a National Historic Landmark

August 11, 2021

Homeplace Manager Dennis Walsh and Bourbon Hall of Famer Freddie Johnson discuss what it means to be a National Historic Landmark, and the challenges and opportunities that come with that title.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Bourbon Trivia

August 4, 2021

Viewers from around the globe put their bourbon knowledge to the test as Master Blender Drew Mayville poses questions only true bourbon lovers can answer.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - A Dryhouse Update: More Mash Means More Bourbon

July 28, 2021

Tour the under-construction Dryhouse with Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. Harlen gives you a rundown on the progress that's been made and what still needs to happen before we can start drying more mash.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - The Freddie Johnson Tour

July 21, 2021

Bourbon Hall-of-Famer and Third Generation Distillery Employee Freddie Johnson takes you on an exclusive tour of the World's Most Award-Winning Distillery. Uncover truths and gain a new understanding of the Distillery's history from the perspective only Freddie Johnson can provide.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Single Barrel Select

July 14, 2021

Single Barrel Select Associate Susannah Hubler talks through Single Barrel Select day, and explains the popularity of store picks, why barrels are great to purchase and more.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Timeline Tasting

July 7, 2021

Descendant of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Beau Beckman, tastes and discusses bourbons in accordance with the Distillery's history. Buffalo Trace, Weller, E.H. Taylor, Stagg, Blanton's and Eagle Rare all make an appearance.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - A Barrel's Journey

June 30, 2021

Join Aging Warehouse Supervisor Marc Noon as he traces a barrel's journey from the moment it arrives, through our team's examination process, and into the cistern.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - How to Taste like a Pro

June 23, 2021

Master Blender Drew Mayville discusses the basics of bourbon drinking and tasting. Drew covers glassware, nosing techniques, tasting, the flavor wheel, adding water, and how we taste at Buffalo Trace.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Walk a Warehouse

June 16, 2021

Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley walks you through a warehouse in the middle stages of construction and discusses the Distillery's numerous expansion projects.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Back to the Basics

June 9, 2021

Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley provides a refreshing crash-course on whiskey production and aging, and refamiliarizes you with the legal definition of whiskey.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Gift Shop Father's Day Special

June 2, 2021

Gift Shop Team Member Caroline Campbell is joined by local leather craftsmen Clayton & Crume for this special Father's Day episode of Whiskey Wednesday.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - E.H. Taylor Warehouse C Tour and Tasting

May 26, 2021

Some of our most beloved bourbons have come from Warehouse C. This special batch of E.H. Taylor from Warehouse C is no different. Find out from consummate Tour Guide Lee Cowherd what makes this Warehouse so special.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - A Walk Through Albert B. Blanton's Botanical Gardens

May 19, 2021

Homeplace Supervisor Dennis Walsh takes you on a walk through Albert B. Blanton's beloved Botanical Gardens. Don't miss this update on the Arboretum, and find out how to book a tour.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Highlighting the Characteristics of Red Winter Wheat

May 12, 2021

Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley highlights the characteristics of Red Winter Wheat, and explains its significance in Bourbon and Vodka.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Discussing Single Oak Project

May 5, 2021

Join Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley as he shares a deep-dive into how the Single Oak Project came to be, how it's different from other bourbons and why you'll want to try them.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Tasting Experimental Products

April 28, 2021

Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley hosts a tasting of some of our innovative experimental products, like Weller C.Y.P.B. and E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain, and discusses how these limited experiments influence some of our more conventional, award-winning brands.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - The Art of Bourbon Blending

April 21, 2021

Master Blender Drew Mayville discusses the art of bourbon blending.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - William Larue Weller

April 14, 2021

Join Joshua Steely, our Marketing Director for Bourbon, as he discusses the lasting contributions of American whiskey legend William Larue Weller and tastes the refined wheated bourbon that bears his name.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Exploring the Vault

April 7, 2021

Bourbon Hall of Famer Freddie Johnson gives you a tour of our famous whiskey vault where we store our private collection of rare and historic bottles.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Fermenter Expansion Progress

March 31, 2021

Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley provides an update on our ongoing $1.2 billion expansion.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Tasting Our Kosher Whiskeys

March 24, 2021

Master Blender Drew Mayville tastes and shares his thoughts on our Kosher Whiskeys: Wheat Recipe, Rye Recipe, and Straight Rye.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Barrel Inspection & Repair

March 17, 2021

Join us in the Branding Shed as we take a close look at the important barrel inspection and repair process.

Whiskey Wednesday - LIVE - Tasting Freddie's Old-Fashioned Sodas

March 10, 2021

Bourbon Hall of Famer Freddie Johnson hosts a tasting of his namesake Freddie's Old Fashioned Sodas, and shows you how to mix these delicious craft sodas with award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery spirits.

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