The historic grounds of the Buffalo Trace Distillery are so entrenched in Bourbon history, as well as American history, that it would be difficult to determine exactly where one stops and the other begins. The distillery’s namesake bourbon brand shares these deep roots by paying homage to the mighty buffalo in both
One of the more iconic images you’ll see in cruising social media is the Buffalo Trace Water Tower (below).
Iconic Water Tower at Buffalo Trace Distillery (Photo: Buffalo Trace Distillery)
Bourbon, as a spirits category, really tends to lean into the lore and history behind each label. In all honesty I think this can add to a brands authenticity (when done properly) and Buffalo Trace Distillery pulls it off with their bit about this expression. Here is a bit of the story from the Buffalo Trace website:
Ancient buffalo carved paths through the wilderness that led American pioneers and explorers to new frontiers. One such trail led to the banks of the Kentucky River where Buffalo Trace Distillery has been making bourbon whiskey the same way for more than 200 years. In tribute to the mighty buffalo and the rugged, independent spirit of the pioneers who followed them, we created our signature Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
History behind the brand and distillery is great, but I’m itching to pour some whiskey and discuss what is in the bottle. Let’s go!