Buffalo Trace Distillery declared National Historic LandmarkBy Becky Paskin
Buffalo Trace Distillery has been named a US National Historic Landmark having operated before, during and after Prohibition.
The distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, joins 2,577 National Historic Landmarks in the US that include the Empire State Building and the White House, and which represent just 0.001% of all properties in the States.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has spent 15 years on the submission process to be a National Historic Landmark, as decided by the United States Department of the Interior.
“Nothing has made me happier these past 15 years than this designation,” said Mark Brown, president and CEO, Buffalo Trace Distillery. ““This award is for the distillery, its people, its builders, its visionaries, its preservers and protectors, its rescuers and those who have come to love it. I cannot think of a more deserving place.”
Buffalo Trace describes the distillery in its award submission as “a rare, intact example of a distillery operating before, during and after Prohibition with intact distillery resources ranging in date from ca. 1880 to 1953. These resources provide an unparalleled opportunity to study at one site the evolution of the building types, building materials and construction technology associated with the American whiskey industry over time.”
The distillery will now offer a new National Historic Landmark (NHL)Tour as part of its offerings at the site’s visitors’ centre.