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EAST CENTRAL

KENTUCKY
Buffalo Trace Distillery

Gather the herd and stampede on over

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■ Buffalo Trace Distillery

The Elizabeth is
Frankfort's new,
elegant, historic
event venue.

ONLY IN FRANKFORT

New group dining venue offers something special

Whether you visit Frankfort to learn about its history (as the capital of Kentucky, Frankfort
is deeply rooted in Kentucky's past), tour its distilleries and breweries (let's be honest:
There are probably more barrels of bourbon than people in Kentucky), experience its art
and culinary scenes (more than 650 local artisans are part of Completely Kentucky), or
gear up for outdoor adventure (the Kentucky River winds around the city, offering something for every nature lover), you'll be hard-pressed to miss the buzz about Frankfort's
newest venue: The Elizabeth.
The Elizabeth is Frankfort's elegant, historic event venue. New owner Beth Greenwell
Carter, owner of B's Bakery and Fork, Knife, and Spoon Catering, purchased the building-
originally built in 1850 as Good Shepherd Catholic Church-in March 2019, and she
continues to restore and modernize the work its previous owners began. An event hall can
accommodate 320 guests in theater-style seating or 200 to 250 guests seated at tables.
Directly adjacent to the event hall are the gardens, which have their own stage for ceremonies or bands. With a seating capacity of 200, the gardens open directly into downtown
Frankfort and provide photo opportunities for groups.
New to The Elizabeth's offerings is a dining experience that groups "will not get
anywhere else," says Carter. "A Civil War-period dinner show narrated by a professional
storyteller will be a treat for groups."
The first performance is expected in October 2019, and Amanda Cobb, sales director
at Visit Frankfort, is excited to offer the event to groups. "Frankfort offers some fantastic
attractions, tours, and experiences for our group travel planners, and I believe The
Elizabeth is going to be one of the most unique and memorable dining experiences they
will have in the area."
For more information, email Cobb at salesdirector@visitfrankfort.com. To contact
The Elizabeth directly, call (502) 699-2627.
■ Visit Frankfort

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DESTINATIONS

/SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

| www.buffalotracedistillery.com, (502) 696-5926

| www.visitfrankfort.com, (502) 875-8687

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY; VISIT FRANKFORT.

Buffalo Trace
Distillery.

ith complimentary tours and tastings seven days a week, Buffalo Trace Distillery may be the most group-friendly distillery along Kentucky's Bourbon
Trail. This National Historic Landmark in Frankfort continues to win awards from
whiskey enthusiasts around the world, such as the 2018 Distiller of the Year award
from Whisky Magazine. "From every step of the distilling and aging processes all the
way to bottling, distribution, and even the hospitality in our Visitor Center, it truly is
a team effort," says Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley.
Tour operators love to add a stop at Buffalo Trace "as an extra bonus at no cost," says
Visitor Experience Director Cary Burch, and they appreciate the knowledgeable guides,
spacious parking, and flexibility for groups of all sizes. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Groups can learn about the history of bourbon, go behind the scenes where whiskeys are made, follow the journey of a bourbon barrel,
and possibly even see one of the distillery's ghosts (Buffalo Trace was featured on the popular TV show Ghost Hunters in 2011). Make sure you save time to enjoy the beautiful walking
paths and gardens, gift shop, and seasonal on-site barbecue (April-October).
To schedule your group tour, email Jessica Whittaker at jwhittaker@buffalotrace.com.


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