The famous Buffalo Trace water tower, standing watch over barrel warehouse C.
A flowering Paulownia tree between warehouses C and H.
Barrel warehouse C. This is a masonry warehouse, incorporating both local limestone and brick.
Magnolia in bloom outside a first floor window of Warehouse C.
Barrel Warehouse H, where Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon is aged. One of the few iron clad warehouses at this distillery.
Mash Cooker #1, capacity 10,100 gallons.
Mash Fermenter, capacity about 92,000 gallons. These are huge. When full they look innocent enough, but when empty it is like gazing into a canyon.
The duct just above the surface draws off the CO2 generated by the fermentation. Without this ventilation anyone in the room would suffocate.
Our tour guide shows us the column still and spirit safes. Distilled spirit passes through one of these vessels after each of the two distillations.
Each spirit safe at the distillery has a buffalo on top. Also notice the buffalo head 'tap' on the side.
Buffalo Trace's 'micro still'. Used for small experimental batch runs. They also hope to use this equipment to offer a 'custom distillation' program for anyone who wishes to craft a barrel of whiskey to their own specifications.