George T. Stagg, owner of O.F.C. Distillery (later known as Buffalo Trace) passes away at the age of just 57 in Baltimore, MD.
George T. Stagg

George T. Stagg

Born in Garrard County, KY in 1835, George T. Stagg would start a spirits distribution company out of St. Louis, MO, importing and shipping Kentucky whiskies all over the mid-West. in 1878, due to a world economic downturn, Stagg would purchase the O.F.C. Distillery...


Being close to bankruptcy and owing him a substantial amount of money, Col. E. H. Taylor sells the O.F.C. Distillery and the Carlisle Distillery to George T. Stagg. Just 4 years later, lightning strikes and burns it down in “The Great Fire”. A year later,...