Since it opened to tourists in 2017 the Bourbon Pompeii attraction at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort has sparked an interest in the long and sometimes hidden history of Kentucky’s signature spirit, and that’s music to the ears of bourbon archaeologist Nick Laracuente who helped excavate the site. Bourbon Pompeii refers to the remnants of Colonel Taylor’s OFC distillery which dates back to at least 1873. Because of these and other recent finds Laracuente has become a popular presenter on the public speaking circuit. He just recently gave a talk at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.
Nick will begin a series of presentations next month for the Lexington Public Library. Click here for a full schedule.