Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced that it has completed the construction of its new 83,000 square foot distribution centre, which uses satellite technology to store and retrieve pallets of finished goods.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is believed to be the first spirits supplier to use this system, called an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).

Buffalo Trace opens new state of the art distribution centre

The new distribution centre connects to Buffalo Trace’s existing distribution centre, making the total square footage of the centre now 134,840. The new addition was artistically designed in keeping with the existing look and feel of the existing buildings on the 224 Year Old site.

This is the third construction project Buffalo Trace has completed this month, in early July a 5,500 square foot expansion of its visitor centre was unveiled, which includes four tasting bars. Also in early July, the distillery opened its refurbished Old Taylor House, which dates back to the late 1700s and is the oldest residential property in Franklin County.

Commenting on the news, Mark Brown, President and CEO of Buffalo Trace Distillery, said: “We’re pleased our business has grown enough to support the need for this new highly advanced distribution centre. We look forward to being able to serve our customers in a more efficient manner and having the capacity for even further growth in the future.”

This $20 million investment is part of parent company Sazerac’s $71 million investment in the state of Kentucky at its three distilleries: The Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro is receiving a new 223,000 square foot distribution centre which should be completed later this year or early 2016 and the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown added new equipment to improve production capacity.

Source: Buffalo Trace Distillery