Angela H. Traver

Public Relations Manager

Buffalo Trace Distillery

PH: 502-696-5957



Historic photos exhibited, Gift Shop renovated

Franklin County, KY-Over 200 years in the making! Buffalo Trace, the oldest continually operating distillery in the country, has a new addition highlighting its rich history. The George T. Stagg Gallery will feature historic photos, rare artifacts and other displays focusing on bourbon history and production.

On August 7 from 1 - 3 pm, the Gallery will be the centerpiece of a Community Open House featuring complimentary tours, refreshments and fun for the kids. Visitors can look forward to seeing such artifacts as: Prohibition era "medicinal whiskey" packaging, historic photos of construction, floods and production, old barrel stencils, rare bottles and more.

The George T. Stagg Gallery will be open to the public, free of charge, six days a week during normal visitor hours. Along with the Gallery the Buffalo Trace Gift Shop has also been changed. The Gift Shop now has a larger selection of Buffalo Trace merchandise as well as expanded restrooms to accommodate the growing number of visitors to the distillery.

"We are really excited to be able to offer our visitors such a fascinating look at the history of bourbon while they are here touring the distillery," said Nancy Gum, Visitor Center Manager. "It is our hope that the Gallery along with the Gift shop will attract first-time visitors as well as encourage old friends to come back and see what's new at the Trace."

About Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery is a family-owned operation based in Franklin County, Kentucky. The distillery's rich distilling tradition dates back to 1787 and has included such legends as E. H. Taylor, Jr., Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, Elmer T. Lee, and Gary Gayheart. Buffalo Trace is a fully operational distillery producing bourbon and vodka on site, and was recently named to the National Historic Register. For more information, please visit