The Legendary Craftsmen

Leonard Riddle

Leonard Riddle joined the Distillery in 1963. Working side by side with former employee Ronnie Eddins for 40+ years, Leonard is in charge of managing more than 300,000 barrels of aging whiskey. His responsibilities include incoming barrel inspections, branding, filling, entry of filled barrels into exactly the right spot in the warehouse, barrel storage, leak hunting, warehouse temperature control, selection of barrels for withdrawal and tank management.

Leonard worked in warehouse operations for 35 years before being promoted to warehouse manager in 1998.

In 2011, Buffalo Trace Distillery dedicated Warehouse ā€œLā€ to Leonard in appreciation to his many years of service to the Distillery.

Leonard continues to work at the Distillery as Warehouse Operations Manager today.