Thursday, January 23, 2020


Buffalo Trace has announced that it ended 2019, by welcoming a record-breaking 293,996 visitors, to its distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Over the last decade, visitors to the National Historic Landmark distillery, have increased by 466%.

Buffalo Trace announces record visitor numbers 

During 2019, Buffalo Trace reached significant milestones in its ongoing $1.2 billion investment, to produce more whiskey and accommodate its increasing visitor numbers.

Back in the autumn, repairs, restoration and painting kicked off behind the scenes at Buffalo Trace, specifically behind the back wall of the visitor centre. Though having just completed an expansion of its Visitor centre in 2015, Buffalo Trace is again expanding in order to accommodate the continued tourism growth.

The expanded visitor centre, will be utilized to exhibit more distillery archives, and as the expanded space will back up to the recently completed fermenter expansion, the visitor centre will have backdoor access to the whiskey making process, allowing for new and updated tour routes.

The distillery upgrades which Buffalo Trace have been working on over the past year, including the installation of its new 22 foot cookers and four new fermenters, will allow the distillery to significantly increase production, as demand for its whiskey continues to grow.

Commenting on the news, Meredith Moody, Director of Homeplace Development at Buffalo Trace, said: The growth we are seeing in all aspects of the Distillery is really exciting. We are eager to show all of our distilling upgrades to new and returning guests on our updated Hard Hat Tour. It’s a whole new experience, whether you are a first time visitor or have toured many times.” 

Posted by Steve Rush