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09.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BUFFALO TRACE NAMED A LANDMARK

THE BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY has been named a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior. Joining the elite ranks of such American icons as the Alamo, the Empire State Building and the White House, Buffalo Trace Distillery is now one of only 2577 National Historic Landmarks in the United States, which represent O.OO1% of US properties. Buffalo Trace is described in the 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. 188O 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.” Buffalo Trace has spent the past 15 years on the submission process to be a National Historic Landmark, and has run into various roadblocks along the way. The distillery will be offering a new National Historic Landmark (NHL) Tour as part of its regular tour offerings.  Like the other three tours the Distillery offers, this will be complimentary, last about an hour and end with a tasting of some of Buffalo Trace’s products.

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