COVID-19: What to expect when visiting Buffalo Trace Distillery

We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors to our distillery and very much look forward to hosting you for a tour or visit to our visitor center.

Until the pandemic ends, we are continuing to follow CDC, OSHA and our own guidelines to ensure both the safety of our team members and visitors.

Vaccinated team members and visitors are welcome to not wear a face covering.  We are asking guests to show us a Covid-19 vaccination card as we have done with our own team members.

For non-vaccinated team members and visitors, we are checking temperatures and asking that face coverings are worn during time at the distillery.

Thank you for understanding our commitment to safety and we look forward to welcoming you to Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Please review our specific safety policies below.

Visiting Buffalo Trace Distillery:

  • Please check the Visit Us page to determine operating days and hours.
  • The Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center / Gift Shop will have capacity limits based on social distancing recommendations.
  • If you have proof of vaccination, you do not need a temperature screen. If not, we will ask to screen your temperature. 
  • Please refer to the masking protocol above.
  • All visitors must complete the steps to enter (check in at Freehouse in the main parking lot to show vaccine card, etc. to access the property). You will be provided with a sticker to indicate you have completed the steps.
  • All visitors must be registered for an activity (tour, tasting, event) or be onsite to visit our Gift Shop.  You will have a band to indicate you have completed a temperature screen.
  • Playground and photography around the grounds will be available for those who have completed the steps for entry.

Tours:

  • All tours are complimentary, but reservations are recommended.  You can access the reservation system through our website.  Our tour selection may be limited due to restrictions for social distancing.
  • At this time, we will not offer the Hard Hat or Ghost Tours.  We will offer the Trace Tour, Bourbon Barrel Tour, Old Taylor Tour and Expansion Tour.
  • Tour routes will not include areas where staff are actively working, including Blanton’s Bottling Hall. 
  • Tour stops will be sanitized in between tours.

Tastings:

  • All tastings are complimentary, but reservations are recommended.  You can access the reservation system through our website.

Events:

  • Event capacities and seating arrangements will be dictated by safety standards and strictly enforced.
  • If you have proof of vaccination, you do not need a temperature screen. If not, we will ask to screen your temperature. 
  • Please refer to the masking protocol listed above.
  • Event vendors such as caterers, furniture rental companies, etc. will follow strict safety protocol and PPE requirements.
  • Event tour sizes will be strictly enforced and coordinated by the onsite event manager.
  • Regular tour and tasting safety protocol will apply to event tour guests.
  • During business hours, event guests may queue to enter the Gift Shop.
  • After-hours access to the Gift Shop will be determined based on staff availability.