Kentucky Historical Society
Buffalo Trace Distillery Wins 2011 Kentucky History Award from KHS
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) honored outstanding achievements in the field of Kentucky history at the 2011 Kentucky History Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Frankfort.
Among this year’s winners was Buffalo Trace Distillery, recipient of the Class C Education Award for “Quest for the Perfect Bourbon – Voices of Buffalo Trace Distillery.”
Working with the Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky and Joanna Hay Productions, this oral history project includes interviews with both past and present employees of Buffalo Trace Distillery, including Elmer T. Lee and master distillers Gary Gayheart and Harlen Wheatley. Interviews also include significant historical and genealogical information that showcases issues that shaped Buffalo Trace’s history.
The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history. For more information about the Kentucky History Awards visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.