Tasting & Purchasing at Buffalo Trace

Buffalo Trace Distillery crafts some of the finest whiskies in the world.  Many of these are highly sought after and extremely popular.  Some of them are exceptionally hard to find.  We understand that you may wish to purchase some of these offerings, such as Pappy Van Winkle, Weller, the Antique Collection; and other limited releases from the Distillery.  Unfortunately, these are not available in our Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

In deference to our retail partners and our whiskey shortages, we limit the number of products we taste and sell in the Visitor Center. To find out where in your area these may be available, contact our Consumer Affairs Team.

The following products are available for tasting at the end of our tours: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Eagle Rare Bourbon, Wheatley VodkaFreddie’s Root Beer, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream and Rebecca Ruth bourbon balls.

Our state Gift Shop license allows us to sell a portion of our award-winning bourbon portfolio in the Distillery Gift Shop including Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch, Blanton’s Single Barrel, W.L. Weller Special Reserve and Single Oak Project. These products are also in short supply and as such, are not available every day in our Gift Shop just as you see with our partner retailers.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are working hard to discourage large gatherings.  Consequently, for your safety and that of our staff, we will not be disclosing when inventory is available on site.  Instead, we will continue to offer via curbside pick-up.  Details can be found via our Distillery Curbside category on the online gift shop.  For your convenience and safety, we will offer Curbside pickup for the foreseeable future.  Currently, we offer up to 1 week to pick up any products purchased via our curbside category.  

Tasting Notes

Buffalo Trace Bourbon: This deep amber whiskey has a complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sugar and spice that give way to oak,  toffee, dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth.

Eagle Rare Bourbon: The nose is complex, with aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. The taste is bold, dry and delicate with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. The finish is dry and lingering.

Wheatley Vodka: Pure and crisp on the nose. The fresh and clean taste finishes with hint of soft vanilla. This is the way vodka should taste.

White Dog: Sweet aroma, with a slight burn. The corn coats the tongue with oil and vanilla.

Bourbon Cream: This liqueur is rich and sweet. The smooth taste of Buffalo Trace Bourbon compliments the creamy vanilla flavor.

Freddie's Root Beer: An old-fashioned soda made with natural herbs, real oil of birch and imported vanilla.