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Buffalo Trace Distillery Arboretum

Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery Arboretum


Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and other spirits on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tradition at Buffalo Trace dates back as early as 1775 and it is the oldest continually operating Distillery in the United States. Spanning over 400 acres, the Distillery grounds are home to many varieties of woody plant taxa, both native and exotic. The arboretum is home to the Albert B. Blanton Botanical Garden and Bird Sanctuary, which was re-built from the remnants of Colonel Blanton’s original gardens. Our motto of “ honor tradition and embrace change” is exemplified within the arboretum as historical structures and original garden elements are mixed with new pieces. The arboretum also hosts an experimental white oak plot with seedlings collected from various parts of the Eastern United States. This study of white oak genetics and cultural practices will one day help us understand the best practices for re-forestation and sustainability of white oak, which is crucial to the bourbon industry. Our grounds have been proudly developed and maintained by distillery staff as it has been for many years and we are open to the public for complimentary tours seven days a week.

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113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, United States,
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