Buffalo Trace Brings the Wild West to the Edinburgh Festival

18th July 2016

Visitors to the Edinburgh Festival this summer will be able to enjoy a taste of the Old West with an interactive film festival organised by Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

The High Noon Theatre & Saloon will give the award-winning Kentucky Straight Bourbon a high profile at the festival. Held at the Lucky Liquor bar on Queen Street, the festival will bring an added dimension to a range of western films.

Guests will be encouraged to come along in costume, and will be greeted by actors in full western gear. At key points during the screenings, the actors will interact with the films, including the saloon scenes integral to the genre, when authentic Buffalo Trace cocktails will be served to the audience.

Taking place from August 8 to August 14, the High Noon Theatre & Saloon will include screenings of classic westerns The Magnificent Seven and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, cult comedy Blazing Saddles, and acclaimed Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight.

Each £15 ticket will include two cocktails, bourbon samples and popcorn during the screening, and the western theme will continue with saloon-style service in the bar afterwards.  

Tim Giles, Buffalo Trace UK brand manager, says: “The High Noon festival celebrates the Buffalo Trace Distillery’s roots in the pioneer days of the west in a way that will engage and entertain visitors to the Edinburgh Festival.

“The team at Lucky Liquor are working on a range of Buffalo Trace cocktails that reflect the drinks being served in the films – so if sarsaparilla is being served on screen, we’ll hand out a sarsaparilla cocktail. There will also be some barrel aged cocktails, as well as some of the limited edition top-end bourbons from Buffalo Trace including the Antique Collection.”

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