Buffalo Trace Distillery is again bringing back its Legendary Craftsman series for 2016, which will focus on three prominent legends in Buffalo Trace Distillery’s history, each of which helped shape this National Historic Landmark into a distillery known around the world for its whiskies as well as its southern hospitality.
The 2016 Series will consist of:
- January 15, 2016 – William Larue Weller dinner – W.L. Weller is credited with being the first distiller to produce bourbon using wheat instead of rye in the mash bill. Weller’s original “wheated bourbons” became extremely popular, with a softer, smoother taste. There are just a handful of wheated bourbons on the market today. Join us as we hear more about Weller’s life and are led through a dinner and tasting of some of the Weller collection of bourbons produced at Buffalo Trace.
- January 22, 2016 – Elmer T. Lee dinner – Known throughout the industry for his expertise and knowledge of bourbon whiskey, Elmer T. Lee quickly rose through distillery ranks to eventually be named the Distillery’s first master distiller. In 1984, Elmer T. Lee introduced the world’s first single-barrel bourbon with Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon, and not long after, was honored with his own single-barrel bourbon of his namesake. Join us as we hear more about Lee’s life and are led through a dinner and tasting of the iconic bourbons that make up Elmer T. Lee’s legacy. (NOTE: This dinner is almost sold out.)
- January 29, 2016 – Classic Cocktail Party – Join us as we put a different twist on the series by throwing a classic cocktail party. Come experience cocktails paired with small plates by regional chefs and mixologists. Learn about classic cocktails like the Sazerac Cocktail, and the legendary tales of their creation.
Tickets for the Legendary Craftsman Series are now on sale. Ticket prices are $65 each or $175 per person for all three events. All of the events start at 6 p.m. with an optional tour, followed by the tasting/dinner at 7 p.m. The evenings will conclude about 9 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend. The dress code for the William Larue Weller and Elmer T. Lee dinners is dressy casual, and cocktail attire is encouraged for the Classic Cocktail Party.
For more information or to make reservations call 502-696-5930, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit buffalotracedistillery.com.