Buffalo Trace Distillery has been following the global spread of Covid-19 for several weeks which has allowed us to refine and progressively implement our plans as the incidence of the virus continues to ramp up.
Consistent with guidance from public health authorities to limit large gatherings, and given that our tours include elements that bring large groups together, we will be closing the Buffalo Trace Visitor Center, and suspending tours, beginning March 16th, 2020.
We understand this may be disappointing, and we apologize for the inconvenience. However, the health and safety of our team members and our visitors are of upmost importance to us. We look forward to resuming our tour operations in the near future and will notify the public through our website, Facebook and Instagram pages upon reopening.
Do I need a reservation to take a tour?
The Trace Tour is available to all walk in visitors and does not require a reservation unless you have a group of 25 or more. The Hard Hat Tour, Post Prohibition Tour, and Ghost Tour require reservations.
How much do the tours cost?
All of our tours are complimentary including tours for large groups or tours that require reservations.
What is your address?
Buffalo Trace Distillery
113 Great Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY 40601
Note: Please do not use a GPS system to find us. Many of them do not give correct directions.
How do I get there?
Click here for Google Map directions
What age is allowed on the tour?
The Trace Tour and Ghost Tour are open to visitors of all ages.
The Hard Hat Tour, National Landmark Tour and Bourbon Barrel Tour are open to guests that are 12 years of age and older.
Is the distillery ADA accessible?
The Visitor's Center and Gift Shop is ADA accessible. The Trace Tour is ADA accessible as well.
Where can I park?
There is a large parking lot on our grounds for comfortable, complimentary parking.
Is there RV and/or camper parking?
There are areas for parking RVs, large vehicles, and campers on the grounds.
What if I do not have time to take a tour? Can I just do a tasting or browse the Gift Shop?
Yes! Visitors can stop in during our regular hours and experience a tasting of our products or just browse the Gift Shop.
What products do you have available to taste?
Due to our unique liquor license, we are able to allow limited products for tasting. We can offer 2 tastings of ½ ounce each per visitor per day.
We are not permitted by law to charge for tastings.
We offer the following items for sample after the conclusion of our tours: Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, White Dog, Wheatley Vodka, Buffalo Trace Cream, Root Beer and Bourbon Balls.
What spirits do you have available to purchase at the Gift Shop?
Due to our limited liquor license, the following spirits are available for purchase:
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Eagle Rare Bourbon
White Dog Mash #1
Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon