Buffalo Trace Distillery and Their Answer to the Great Bourbon Shortage

Buffalo Trace Distillery and Their Answer to The Great Bourbon Shortage

Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky claims to be the oldest continually-operating distillery within the United States. The distillery has operated under numerous monikers, such as George T. Stagg Distillery, and the Old Fire Copper (O.F.C.). Records indicate that distilling has been happening on that site since 1775! With time comes priceless knowledge about fan favorites and trends. The Buffalo Trace Distillery doesn’t just produce Buffalo Trace bourbon, but also Blanton’s, Eagle Rare, George T. Stagg, Stagg Jr, Colonel E.H. Taylor, W L Weller, the forever coveted Pappy Van Winkle line, as well as many others.

The popularity of bourbon has skyrocketed within the past few years. There seems an ever growing amount of wonderful bourbons out there, but never enough bottles of the favorites seem to be readily available. Buffalo Trace Distillery’s solution to the great bourbon shortage is unique. They produce small batches of high quality bourbon, rather than a mass quantity of mass produced whiskey.  They have allocated a number of bottles per store, making their bourbons more accessible and to ensure every state receives some of their bourbons. They have also started producing more of some of the fan favorites, such as their W L Weller line, and the Buffalo Trace line. Unfortunately, bottles such as Pappy or George T. Stagg will see little growth in production, making these bottles harder to obtain than ever.

At E-Ville Spirits and Wines, we carry many bottles from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. We carry the everyday bottles of Eagle Rare, Colonel E H Taylor, and Buffalo Trace Bourbons, as well as the Sazerac Rye. We also get random shipments throughout the year of our allocated bottles of Weller, Pappy, George T Stagg, and Blanton’s. Stop in and see what treasured bottles we have at any given time, or join our bourbon club for exclusive knowledge on when the rarer bottles arrive!

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