- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Buffalo Trace Distillery says a more than $200 million expansion is planned to help keep up with demand for its bourbon.

The Frankfort distillery said Thursday that distilling operations will be expanded during the next seven years. The new investments will go into cooking, fermenting and bottling operations, land and additional warehouses to store aging whiskey.

The distillery says it will begin building new barrel warehouses in 2017 on the extra 200 acres of farmland it purchased a few years ago.

The distillery also gave an update on its current inventory of bourbon mature enough to bottle. It says the situation is marginally better than three years ago.

Distillery spokesperson Kris Comstock says across-the-board shortages remain for all brands, but volumes are increasing and allocations will continue.

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