The Buffalo Trace Distillery located in Franklin County, Kentucky, makes bourbon, rye whiskey and vodka. Whisky Magazine named the distillery Brand Innovator of the Year 2015. The distillery is the recipient of several awards for its whiskies, which receive positive reviews in international spirit ratings competitions.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery's history of making bourbon goes back more than 200 years and includes the Prohibition era, when the company made whiskey for medicinal purposes. The distillery's headquarters lies in the path of an ancient buffalo migration route, and it named its whiskey in honor of the buffalo and the early pioneers who followed the path westward. Its flagship bourbon, Buffalo Trace Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, won double gold in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, among other awards.