Buffalo Trace Distillery has long been recognized for making some of the finest bourbons to come out of Kentucky, but perhaps there has some supernatural intervention in their success. Rumors have circulated for years that the distillery was haunted and that the ghost of Albert Bacon Blanton still roams the halls of the buildings.
Col. Blanton began working at the Buffalo Trace in 1897 as an office boy when he was only 16. Over the next few years he worked in every department of the distillery, and before he was 20, Col. Blanton was appointed superintendent of the distillery, its warehouse and bottling shop. By 1921, he was president of the whiskey plant. So it might be understandable why after his death in 1959, his spirit might not want to leave the only place he ever loved.
Now Buffalo Trace Distillery will be featured in an hourlong episode of Ghost Hunters on SyFy network on at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. While details of the investigation still remain shrouded, apparently Col. Blanton has reportedly been seen lurking around Stony Point and Blanton’s Bottling Hall, and Ghost Hunters' two lead investigators Jason and Grant had a "touching" experience with him in Warehouse C.
I just know that this particular distillery makes some damned fine whiskey, and I have no interest in discussing it personally with Mr. Blanton. But if you want to experience the creepiness of the environment yourself, they are now offering Ghost Tours at the Trace where you can retrace the steps of the paranormal investigators of Ghost Hunters. To sign up to be scared, call (502) 696-5926 or email email@example.com.
Go ahead. I'll be right behind Betsy.