A taste of Kentucky – in London

A taste of Kentucky – in London

Intending Stateside visitors plotting a trip to the American South can now 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 in the world including Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Eagle Rare, Sazerac Rye, W.L. Weller, and Pappy Van Winkle, opened the doors to Buffalo Trace Distillery, London, on May 6.

The venue, in the heart of Covent Garden at 32-33 Long Acre, is inviting spirits enthusiasts to experience a first-of-its-kind American whiskey experience at the Distillery’s first official home outside of Kentucky, USA.

Guests 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 range in price depending on selection, up to £34.99.

In the retail store, visitors can 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 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. The Bluegrass State is home to more barrels of bourbon than people and creates 95% of the world’s bourbon.

The self-drive Kentucky Bourbon Trail features 18 distilleries, designed to let visitors sip, stroll and savour their way across the Bluegrass State, with the official ‘starting point’ of the trail the Welcome Centre at the Frazier History Museum, Louisville.

kentuckytourism.com; gotolouisville.com; buffalotracedistillery.co.uk

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