Try a Taste of Kentucky Before You Fly

Signature article by Steve Hartridge.
Intending Stateside visitors plotting an itinerary taking in the American South can discover a taste of its premier bourbon-producing state before leaving the UK.
Buffalo Trace Distillery, producer of some of the most sought-after whiskeys anywhere, including Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Eagle Rare, Sazerac Rye, W.L. Weller, and Pappy Van Winkle, will open the doors to Buffalo Trace Distillery, London, on May 6.
The venue, in the heart of Covent Garden at 32-33 Long Acre, will invite spirits enthusiasts to experience a first-of-its-kind American whiskey experience at the distillery’s first official home outside of Kentucky.
Guests will embark on a narrative journey highlighting the history of America’s oldest continuously operating distillery, culminating in an exclusive tasting experience at one of two bars.
Tastings will range in price depending on selection, up to £34.99.
In the retail store, visitors will be able to purchase whiskey bottles and unique merchandise while rarer whiskey offerings from Buffalo Trace will also be offered during special surprise times throughout the initial opening months.
Andrew Duncan, Global Brand Director at Buffalo Trace Distillery, added: “In the heart of Bourbon Country, USA, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been dedicated to the craft of making the finest American Whiskey for over 200 years. Our London location brings the same genuine and authentic experience fans love about our flagship home in Kentucky to a new generation of spirits.”
Based in Frankfort, Kentucky, Buffalo Trace is the oldest continually operating distiller in the U.S. During Prohibition in the 1920s the distillery was even permitted to remain operational, to make whiskey for "medicinal purposes". 
Nearly 100 different bourbon and whiskey brands are produced in Kentucky and the Bluegrass State is home to more barrels of bourbon than people – in fact it creates 95% of the world's bourbon.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail features 18 distilleries, designed to let visitors sip, stroll and savour their way across the state, with the official “starting point”of the trail being the Welcome Centre at the Frazier History Museum, Louisville.


Posted by: Visit USA Association (UK) Ltd
Posted on: 30/04/2024

Try a Taste of Kentucky Before You Fly - by Visit USA Association (UK) Ltd

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