This month’s “Kentucky Live!” series, sponsored by WKU Libraries and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, featured Amy Preske, PR and Events Manager of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky. She shared the history of the nation’s oldest continuously operating distillery through a video and slides. She also brought bourbon candies for tasting and a gift basket of Buffalo Trace products as a door prize. The lucky winner was Rosemary Meszaros, Professor and Coordinator of WKU Libraries’ Government Documents.
Amy Preske, PR and Events Manager will talk about the nation’s oldest continuously operating distillery which occupies 130 acres in Franklin County, Kentucky. Even during prohibition the distillery was permitted to remain operational making whiskey for “medicinal purposes.” Now owned by the Sazerac Company of New Orleans, Buffalo Trace is one of the most decorated distilleries in the world. In 2011 they won the Chairman’s trophy for Bourbon for their “George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey,” and for rye for their “Sazerac 18 year Old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey,” at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York. Her talk is scheduled at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Thursday, March 1 at 7:00p.m.