Planning a trip along the bourbon trail and to Buffalo Trace Distillery is exciting but the number of options available to you online can be overwhelming. While some guests prefer planning their own bourbon country experience, others prefer to enlist a professional to manage all the moving parts and provide transportation to allow for an additional layer of responsibility during your visits to Distilleries.
Read on for our tips to selecting a quality transportation partner.
When choosing to book with a third-party transportation company, properly vetting them is crucial to ensuring you understand what you are paying for and that, ultimately, you have a the best possible experience.
When properly vetting a Bourbon Country transportation partner, it is important to look for the following things before committing to payment or entering into an agreement:
If you have doubts or questions about a potential transportation company, please feel free to reach out to the Distillery at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to provide any additional information that we may have, including our knowledge about, and previous experience in dealing with, the company at question if applicable.
No transportation companies are authorized to advance book and sell reservation spots to Buffalo Trace Distillery. We do have working relationships with transportation companies that have a proven track record of best-in-class business practices including safety, ethics, and pricing.
113 Great Buffalo Trace Frankfort, KY 40601
For directions to and around the distillery,use the Google Maps link below and/or refer to the adjacent parking map.
Our Visitor Parking Lot opens at 8:00am EST (Monday-Saturday) and 10:30am EST (Sunday).
Guests should enter via our main entrance at 113 Great Buffalo Trace and follow signs to the Visitor Parking Lot. Please do not use the Truck Entrance located at the traffic light/Fair Oaks Lane.
Parking is limited and we recommend carpooling when possible. Guests traveling with large vehicles (charter bus, RV, truck with trailer, etc.) should email email@example.com for special instructions.
The calendar will open at 10:00am EST weekly on Wednesday’s via our reservations webpage. Our reservation calendar has dates released up to 8 weeks in the future and there is a running list of dates on the reservation site for upcoming release windows. If you do not see availability for the date you wish to visit, from the calendar page, please click the Get on the Waitlist button.
Set a reminder to be on the reservation site a few minutes before10:00 am EST
Please click the Get on the Waitlist button on our reservations webpage. If space opens, our reservations team will contact you to fill those spots via email and/or text based on the information you entered on the waitlist. Please only enter your information once.
We do offer complimentary tasting opportunities throughout the day, if you do not have a guided tour reservation. We do not pre-book these experiences. For more details, please check in at the welcome center upon arrival.
The Trace Tour is open to visitors of all ages. All other tours are open to guests that are 12 years of age and older and accompanied by an adult. Guests may also utilize our playground facilities daily between 9am and 8pm.
The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are ADA accessible. The Trace Tour is ADA accessible.
Yes, we are proud to partner with Staxx BBQ to offer our Firehouse Sandwich Stop seasonally between April and October.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at our Firehouse Sandwich Stop, located just a short walk away from the Visitor's Center at Buffalo Trace Distillery.
The Sandwich Stop opened in the summer of 2010 and is inside of the original distillery firehouse, built in the 1930's. See authentic fire coats and boots once worn by distillery workers in the 50's and 60's when the Firehouse was in full swing at the Distillery and take your picture next to the 1964 Ford fire truck! We are able to take preorders for groups of 10 to prepare box lunches.
We are happy to partner with Staxx BBQ to operate the Firehouse Sandwich Stop!
Only outdoor seating under an awning is available at the Firehouse Sandwich Stop.
Guests are asked to park in our regular visitor parking area when visiting the Firehouse Sandwich Stop.
Wed & Thu: 11am-2pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-2:30pm
Contact the Firehouse Sandwich Stop