Buffalo Trace celebrates record year for visitors

13th January, 2016 by Melita Kiely

Buffalo Trace Distillery has shattered its previous visitors’ record boasting an 18% leap in numbers during 2015.

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Buffalo Trace has seen its visitation numbers grow 190% from 2009 to 2015

Last year, Buffalo Trace welcomed 145,849 visitors to the 243-year-old site, meaning the firm has seen a 190% growth in visitation since 2009.

“Our Visitor Center expansion was completed last spring, just in time for a very busy summer and fall,” said Meredith Moody, marketing services director.

“Between the expansion, the opening of our Old Taylor House, the completion of our new technologically advanced 83,000 square foot distribution center, and the additional 282 acres of land we purchased to start our own farm-to-table Bourbon, we’ve had [a] very eventful year at Buffalo Trace Distillery.”

For the year ahead, Buffalo Trace Distillery plans to continue offering its five complimentary tours, each of which is followed by a complimentary tasting.

Furthermore, consumer events such as the January “Legends” dinner series, Valentine’s dinner, Oaks Day festival and a host of other events will also be provided throughout 2016.

“We’re excited about the future plans we have for the distillery, most notably that we expect to reach our one millionth (cumulative) tour visitor in 2016,” Moody added.

“Our plans for celebrating that milestone are under wrap for now, but you can be sure to see something exciting from us later this year, probably in the fall.”

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