Bourbon Industry

Buffalo Trace in Frankfort buys 233 acres adjoining its property

The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort has been named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort has been named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Herald-Leader

Buffalo Trace Distillery has bought an adjacent 233 acres for an undisclosed price, bringing its total acreage at the Frankfort distillery to 378 acres.

The land includes approximately 100 acres of woods, a farmhouse with barns, and two ponds, according to the distillery. It has a private entrance off Lewis Ferry Road — the road that runs behind Buffalo Trace — and road frontage off U.S. 127 in Frankfort.

Use for the acquired property is yet to be determined, but for now, Buffalo Trace plans to plant its own corn, rye and barley malt on the site, from which it will make its bourbon, for a true farm-to-table experience, possibly in a new brand, distillery officials said.

"We are excited about the many possibilities this additional acreage will present to us and look forward to laying out some plans for the future," master distiller Harlen Wheatley said.

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