FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (September 7, 2022): In celebration of Bourbon Heritage Month, Buffalo Trace Distillery announces the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Heritage Month Collection. This one-of-a-kind series of whiskey and art will feature 50 1.75L bottles of Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Bourbon hand-painted with designs inspired by iconic elements from each state along with the corresponding artwork and a VIP distillery tour. Beginning September 7th, the bottles will be available via an online auction with all sale proceeds benefiting Keep America Beautiful, the largest community improvement organization in the US.
“Bourbon is a uniquely American spirit, and we’re proud of that heritage,” said Sara Saunders, Vice President of Global Marketing for Buffalo Trace Distillery. “As America’s oldest continuously operating distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery has deep roots pioneering the category of American Whiskey, and we’re thrilled to mark Bourbon Heritage Month by celebrating not just our home state – the birthplace of bourbon – but also the states our bourbon-loving fans from coast to coast call home too.”
Artwork for the collection was done by Louisville, Kentucky-based artist and illustrator Bri Bowers. Known for her wearable art, cardboard sculptures and illustrations, Bowers is most famous for her watercolor series depicting Louisville’s beloved neighborhoods and landmarks.
“This was a particularly exciting project for me for a few reasons: first, I’m a huge bourbon fan and second, because I have really a special connection with my home state of Kentucky, which also happens to be the homeplace of Buffalo Trace,” said Bowers. “Central to much of my art is the idea of celebrating connectedness to places that are important to you, and I love that with this collection we’re doing just that while also giving back, too.”
The auction will run September 7 – September 22. All proceeds raised will support the mission of Keep America Beautiful which is committed to ensuring our nation remains a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Over the years, Buffalo Trace has donated millions of dollars to charities around the globe, and in 2022 alone, the Distillery committed to donating 2,022 bottles of its finest whiskies to raise record-breaking donations for nonprofits around the world.
“As a National Historic Landmark, Buffalo Trace Distillery understands that the diverse beauty of our nation requires care and attention to ensure future generations continue to benefit. Keep America Beautiful is a leader in this charge, and we’re thrilled to support their important work with this one-of-a-kind offering,” Saunders said. “Giving back to communities is a core value at Buffalo Trace Distillery and it’s an honor to work alongside such inspiring changemakers.”
To participate in the auction, visit https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/bourbon-heritage to link to the auction site from 9AM ET on September 7 – 7PM ET on September 22. Bidding will begin at $75/each for a hand-painted 1.75L of Buffalo Trace Single Barrel Bourbon with corresponding artwork. Winners will be notified via email and will immediately be able to download their artwork. Bottles and physical art prints will be available for pickup at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY from January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. Auction winners will also receive a VIP tour and tasting at Buffalo Trace Distillery. Entry and eligibility restrictions apply. See website for details.
For more information on Buffalo Trace please visit https://www.buffalotrace.com/ and follow along on social media via Instagram and Facebook. Join Keep America Beautiful on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube and take action at kab.org.
About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1775 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its George T. Stagg was named World Whiskey of the Year for 2022 and its Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye was named 2nd Finest Whiskey in the World for 2022. Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com. To download images from Buffalo Trace Distillery visit http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/media
About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green, and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The Keep America Beautiful Model for Change – steeped in education, research, and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community and environmental stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, educational curricula, practical advice, and other resources. The organization is driven by the work and passion of nearly 700 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Donate and take action at kab.org.