Mid-October marked the beginning of the new distilling season. Some may be wondering what is “White Dog Day?” Sadly, it doesn’t involve white doggies (I only say that, because I am a crazy dog lady, but wouldn’t that be the coolest if they were there!). White Dog Day is a celebration held at Buffalo Trace, and this year marked their 244th distilling season. You do the math. That means Buffalo Trace dates back to the year 1773. Buffalo Trace has continuously been operating since 1775. They didn’t even shut down during Prohibition, because they were one of the few distilleries that were licensed by the federal government to distill bourbon for ‘medicinal purposes.’ Buffalo Trace sits on approximately 378 acres of land (actually more now, since they just purchased more land). Buffalo Trace has also won more awards than any other distillery in the world in the past decade.
I was so excited to be invited back again this year to take part in the celebration. Last year, my best friend went with me, but luckily this year, my husband was able to come! I was so happy, because he rarely gets to attend the events I’m invited to, due to his work schedule.