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Buffalo Trace Distillery London Set To Open on May 6th

A rendering of the new location. Credit: Buffalo Trace Distillery London

Buffalo Trace Distillery is set to open the doors to a home-away-from-home in London’s Covent Garden this May 6th. 

The location (32-33 Long Acre) is the first official home outside of the United States for Buffalo Trace Distillery, which produces brands such as Eagle Rare, W.L. Weller, George T. Stagg, and Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Distillery London 

Buffalo Trace Distillery London will feature two bars that will host tasting experiences. Guests will have the opportunity to sample some of the best bourbon and American whiskey that the Buffalo Trace Distillery has to offer. 

In addition to this, the location will have a retail front, selling the broad spectrum of brands produced at the distillery. Some of the bottles on offer will be exclusive to the London location. 

The 2,000-square-foot space has been meticulously renovated to transport visitors to the heart of Kentucky, the location of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Both the decor and brand representatives will tell the story of Kentucky’s oldest, continuously operating distillery. 

A rendering of the retail space, which will offer bottlings exclusive to the London location. Credit: Buffalo Trace Distillery London

Speaking about the milestone opening, CEO and President at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Jake Wenz, said: “Opening Buffalo Trace Distillery London is a momentous occasion for our Distillery and we are thrilled to bring our experience to the United Kingdom.”

“At Buffalo Trace Distillery London, we’ll offer a space for spirits novices and lovers to learn more about a whiskey type they are perhaps less familiar with – bourbon. Our aim is to inspire visitors to broaden their palates, and perhaps their cocktails, and we’re hopeful after learning about bourbon and tasting it, they will add it to their drink list.”

Global Brand Director at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Andrew Duncan, added: “In the heart of Bourbon Country, USA, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been dedicated to the craft of making the finest American Whiskey for over 200 years. Our deep commitment to the timeless craft of aging and distilling, alongside a keen focus on experimentation and innovation, has enabled Buffalo Trace Distillery to become the World’s Most Award-winning Distillery, earning the loyalty of fans around the globe.”

“Our London location brings the same genuine and authentic experience fans love about our flagship home in Kentucky to a new generation of spirits enthusiasts, allowing them to discover all that Buffalo Trace Distillery’s award-winning brands have to offer.”

Book Your Experience

A rendering of one of the two stylish tasting bars at the location. Credit: Buffalo Trace Distillery London

Tickets for experiences at the distillery location can be booked now on the Buffalo Trace Distillery London website.

There are two experiences on offer: 

  • Taste of the Trace – a guided tasting of three outstanding expressions from Buffalo Trace Distillery’s core product lineup: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Sazerac Rye, Bourbon Cream and the option of a Buffalo and Ginger Ale cocktail sample.”
  • Tradition & Change: Crafting the Most Awarded American Whiskey – a more intimate experience featuring a selection of Buffalo Trace Distillery’s premium expression lineup, including White Dog Mash #1, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Eagle Rare 10-Year-Old, E.H. Taylor Small Batch, and a small pour of a Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned. Tastings will range in price depending on selection, up to £34.99.”

The opening times of the new London location are Monday – Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm. On Sundays, the location will be open from noon until 6 pm.

Beth Squires

Beth joined Mark Littler Ltd full-time in October 2020 following the completion of her university degree. Since then she has gained wide-ranging knowledge of all things whisk(e)y, and has written extensively for both company and external publications. Beth is passionate about industry innovation, marketing, and sustainability. With a particular affinity for independently bottled rare scotch, Beth is also a whisky bottle investment specialist.

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