FACTBuffalo Trace has been a proud partner of Franklin County for decades and will continue its tradition of preserving and improving upon the land it acquires.
Environmental studies show that the Peaks Mill development will double the number of protected local wetland acres, safeguarding more than 70 wetland acres in the Elkhorn Creek valley. The project will also preserve approximately 28 acres of local woodlands, with warehouses being constructed only in open fields that are currently being utilized for crops and/or livestock production. Kentuckians who live along, explore, and paddle Elkhorn Creek will continue to experience the same tranquil environment that makes it such a popular destination.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is not only a National Historic Landmark, but also an accredited Level 2 Arboretum — featuring 1,000 trees and 2,900 plants on site. The company maintains a robust partnership with the White Oak Initiative conservation organization and recently launched a 15-year research partnership with the University of Kentucky in planting 1,000+ white oak trees at its nearby Buffalo Trace Farm property.