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    Larot & Graham becomes...

    Woodford Reserve Distillery.

    While we probably saw this coming, what is the point?

    I just noticed this today when I went looking for the Woodford website. It seems that they think little of the history of the distillery.
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    The name change was made quite some time ago -- either late 2004 or early last year.
    Later:Ah, here it is (Oct. 28, 2003): http://www.brown-forman.com/corp_new...Distillery.htm
    Last edited by TNbourbon; 01-29-2006 at 17:45.
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    Ah, thanks Tim. Now I know why I missed it: they changed the name at the same time they started charging for the tour!
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    I've been trying to follow the history of this distillery.

    It went from Ancient Age to Labrot and Graham, and now to Buffalo Trace, correct?

    Is Gary Gayheart still invoved there? I saw his name on some older articles, but now I'm seeing Harlan Wheatley mentioned as Master Distiller.

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    Actually the Woodford Reserve Distillery was originally the Oscar Pepper Distillery, RD#52, then The Labrot & Graham Distillery.

    You seem to be confused with the current Bufflao Trace Distillery:
    E. H Taylor Jr & Co
    The George T Stagg Co
    Kentucky River
    OFC RD#2
    Carlisle RD#113
    Ancient Age Distilling Co, The Straight Whiskey Distilling Co of America, Albert P Blanton
    Buffalo Trace

    Source: The Evolution of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry in Kentucky, Cecil.


    for info on the Gayheart/ Wheatley look here http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbth...ead.php?t=4040
    Last edited by barturtle; 02-28-2006 at 13:38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle
    Actually the Woodford Reserve Distillery was originally the Oscar Pepper Distillery, RD#52, then The Labrot & Graham Distillery.

    You seem to be confused with the current Bufflao Trace Distillery:
    E. H Taylor Jr & Co
    The George T Stagg Co
    Kentucky River
    OFC RD#2
    Carlisle RD#113
    Ancient Age Distilling Co, The Straight Whiskey Distilling Co of America, Albert P Blanton
    Buffalo Trace

    Source: The Evolution of the Bourbon Whiskey Industry in Kentucky, Cecil.
    Thanks for the link on Gayheart; I hadn't seen that.

    I'm still confused however, about the Ancient Age distillery; and it's connection to Buffalo Trace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsbadmojo
    ...I'm still confused however, about the Ancient Age distillery; and it's connection to Buffalo Trace?
    It's the same place -- the Sazerac folks, who bought it in the early '90s, changed the name of Ancient Age Distillery to Buffalo Trace in 1996.
    Last edited by TNbourbon; 02-28-2006 at 17:17.
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to be confusing, that was a list of the names that the distillery has carried over the years, as listed by Sam Cecils book(I'm not sure of the reason for the 3 names being on the same line, but thats how it's listed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle
    Sorry, I didn't mean to be confusing, that was a list of the names that the distillery has carried over the years, as listed by Sam Cecils book(I'm not sure of the reason for the 3 names being on the same line, but thats how it's listed)
    Oh, I see what I did; I confused Labrot and Graham -> Woodford Reserve with Ancient Age -> Buffalo Trace.

    I don't know why; I'm very very tired, and these names keep changing.

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    Wasn't Buffalo Trace previously Leestown Distilling Company? Waymack & Harris give the history of the distillery thusly:

    Site of distillery owned by Ben H. Blanton - 1860s
    O.F.C. (Old Fashioned Copper) Distillery under E.H. Taylor - 1869-70
    E.H. Taylor, Jr. Company under George T. Stagg & E.H. Taylor - 1873
    George T. Stagg Distillery - Stagg becomes sole owner, 1886
    Col. Albert B. Blanton hired in 1897, distillery manager 1912-1952
    Schenley acquires distillery - 1929 (at some point becomes Schenley Distillery)
    Bourbon production resumes after prohibition - 1933
    Ancient Age brand debuts - 1946 (60th anniversary this year!)
    Name changed to Ancient Age Distilling Company - 1969
    Name changes to Leestown Distilling Company, Inc. - 1992
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