WHISKY MAGAZINE has named Buffalo Trace Distillery its 2O17 Icons of Whisky America Visitor Attraction of the Year. The Distillery’s Visitor Center Manager, Matt Higgins was also highly commended for Visitor Attraction Manager of the Year. To support its ever-growing visitation, Buffalo Trace Distillery has more than doubled capacity with the expansion of its Visitor Center, and is continually expanding its tours. In calendar year 2O16, it welcomed 17O,587 guests, an increase of 17 percent over the previous year, and a 227 percent increase since 2O1O. The distillery currently offers five unique tours and provides all tours and tastings complimentary to its guests. With its visitors and the preservation of its history in mind, Buffalo Trace will also be incorporating the recent discovery of the intact O.F.C. Distillery foundation and fermenters into a future tour. The distillery will now go on to compete for the title on a bigger level. The global Icons of Whisky awards will be announced March 3O at the Whisky Magazine Awards Dinner in London.