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Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky, is another significant location in the world of bourbon. It serves as the capital of the state and is situated in the heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.


Frankfort is home to several distilleries and plays a pivotal role in the bourbon industry.​One notable distillery in Frankfort is Buffalo Trace Distillery, which is one of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in the United States.


Buffalo Trace produces a range of bourbons, including its namesake brand, as well as Eagle Rare, Blanton's, and others.​


The historic city of Frankfort offers visitors the opportunity to explore the rich heritage of bourbon through its various attractions, including distillery tours, bourbon tastings, and museums dedicated to the spirit's history.​


Overall, Frankfort is a destination that offers bourbon enthusiasts an immersive experience, allowing you to delve into the culture, craftsmanship, and tradition that surround America's native spirit.


Buffalo Trace Distillery

Situated on a picturesque property along the banks of the Kentucky River, surrounded by rolling hills and scenic landscapes. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks around the grounds, taking in the natural beauty of the area.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the oldest continuously operating distilleries in the United States, with a history dating back to the late 18th century. Visitors have the opportunity to learn about the distillery's fascinating past, including its role during Prohibition and its evolution over the centuries.

Offering a memorable experience for bourbon enthusiasts and history buffs alike, providing insight into the rich heritage and craftsmanship behind one of America's most iconic spirits.


Additional Distilleries

Visit craft bourbon distilleries for an up-close experience, Kentucky offers a plethora of options beyond the well-known, larger distilleries. Here are a few recommendations for other bourbon distilleries to consider visiting:

  • J Mattingly 1845 Distillery

  • Bulliet Distillery

  • Jeptha Creed Distillery


When it all began....

In the mid-80s while attending a friend's pool party I was offered Eagle Rare.  My love of bourbon started that day.  

Why does this bottle look so different,  this is the original Eagle Rare bottled at 101 proof with a bold, almost peppery taste.  It was perfect neat or as a mixer.

Buffalo Trace Distillery acquired the Eagle Rare brand as part of its purchase of the George T. Stagg Distillery from Seagram in 1992. This acquisition allowed Buffalo Trace to expand its portfolio of bourbons and further solidify its position as a prominent player in the American whiskey industry. Since then, Buffalo Trace has continued to produce and market Eagle Rare bourbon with a new mash bill while maintaining its reputation for quality and craftsmanship.

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