George Thomas Stagg Biography

George Thomas Stagg was born on Saturday December 19, 1835 in Garrard County, Kentucky to Samuel Stagg and Margaret Goodknight Stagg. Samuel was born in 1803 to Daniel and Maria Stagg. Margaret was born in 1806. George’s parents married on Monday October 15, 1827 and together had two other children besides George, Daniel (born 1828) … Continue reading George Thomas Stagg Biography


Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton Biography

On a farm near where the current day Buffalo Trace Distillery is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton was born on Monday February 28, 1881 to Benjamin Harrison Blanton and Alice Elizabeth Blanton. Albert’s father was born on Wednesday December 16, 1829 and his mother on Tuesday July 25, 1843. Albert was the … Continue reading Colonel Albert Bacon Blanton Biography

Elmer T. Lee Biography- The Father of the Single Barrel

The bourbon world seems to be in a craze over the grenade shaped bottle of bourbon with the collectable galloping horse atop known as Blanton’s Single Barrel, but whether you are someone who loves or hates the brand, the man who introduced the label to the world changed the course of bourbon into what it … Continue reading Elmer T. Lee Biography- The Father of the Single Barrel