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t takes an extraordinary place to create
extraordinary bourbon; a place steeped
in tradition and with a history spanning
centuries. On a striking stretch of land
beside the Kentucky River, Bualo Trace
Kentucky Straight Bourbon has made its
home - in fact ne whiskey has been made
here for over 200 years.
We have the bualo to thank for this
unique location, at least in part. Before there
was ever a distillery here, these formidable
animals carved paths (known as 'traces')
through the wilderness, until they reached
this particular spot in Franklin County, where
they were able to cross the Kentucky River.
The passage of so many bualo created
a clearing that made an ideal location for
settlers. And this is where the nation's oldest
continuously operating distillery, the Bualo
Trace Distillery, was born in 1787 and where it
has continued to produce some of the world's
best whiskeys to this day.
As you can imagine, whiskey production has
taken many forms over the years, and the
distillery has been responsible for a number
of important developments and innovations
in that time. These technological leaps, like
the pioneering use of steam power in the
1850s, only served to improve the whiskeys
made and aged here.
When Prohibition hit in 1919, the distillery's
existence was spared as one of the lucky few
in the US to be granted a permit, allowing it to
continue to produce bourbon for medicinal
purposes until the ban was lifted in 1933. It
was one of only six distilleries left standing
in the country at the time.
Today the Bualo Trace Distillery spans
an impressive 149 acres, with its four-storey
still house holding three stills. American
family-owned to this day, the distillery
and its whiskeys have pulled in over 500
accolades, both national and international,
and more than any other North American
distillery since 1990. What's more, it's been
named Distillery of the Year an impressive
and unmatched seven times.
Of course, you don't get that acclaim
without producing some pretty incredible
whiskeys. Take the signature Bualo Trace
Kentucky Straight Bourbon, which made its
rst appearance in 1999, and can be seen
as the culmination of the distillery's rich and
This exceptional spirit is made from the
nest Kentucky and Indiana corn, rye and
malted barley. It then spends between eight
and 10 years in new oak barrels in centuryold
warehouses until it's perfectly matured.
Described by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible as
"one of the world's great whiskeys", Bualo
Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon has received
high praise indeed from the bourbon critics,
winning a number of gold and double gold
medals in competitions around the world.
So what's the best way to enjoy this
excellent bourbon, with its hundreds of
Bu�alo Trace is an exceptional bourbon with a rich history. And
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years of heritage and history? Fortunately,
the answer's easy: any way you'd like. This is
a perfectly rounded spirit with the ultimate
blend of all four taste sensations you'd
expect from a bourbon: sweet, smoky,
spicy and smooth.
We love sipping Bualo Trace on its own
in a tumbler, with or without ice, allowing
you to savour the taste and appreciate the
craftsmanship that goes into the making
of this delicious spirit. It's the best way to
show o its generous sweetness and that
characteristic touch of spice.
But it also
in cocktails. Try a
Bualo Trace Mint
Julep, a Kentucky
works harmoniously with those refreshing,
sweet mint aromas. If you're in the market
for something stronger - a drink that's a
bit more Mad Men - there's the Bualo
Trace Manhattan, a classic mix with sweet
vermouth and a few dashes of bitters to
really bring out the character of the bourbon.
Finally, what better way to reward
yourself after a hard day's work than with
a Boilermaker - Bualo Trace served neat
alongside your favourite beer. Simple and
unpretentious, there are few better ways
to celebrate the unique and venerable
distillery that has brought us this mighty
It was certainly worth the wait.
Bu�alo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon is
available from Asda, Tesco and Waitrose
priced at £20 and many other ne retailers.
THIS IS A PERFECTLY ROUNDED BOURBON WITH
THE ULTIMATE BLEND OF TASTE SENSATIONS:
SWEET, SMOKY, SPICY AND SMOOTH