Win a trip to Kentucky with Buffalo Trace

According to St. Augustine, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

The good folk at Buffalo Trace agree, and want to send you to their distillery in Kentucky to experience the heady joys of bourbon and foreign climes.

In fact, 12 bartenders will be flying stateside next year, and to be one of them you simply need to collect some corks.

The Buffalo Trace Cork Collector Scheme sets the challenge of collecting 1500 Buffalo Trace corks, and the first 12 bars to do so will win a place on the trip.

Earn bonus corks through promotions

Corks can of course be collected from bottles that you use in your bar, but smaller bars should not despair, as there are plenty of ways to collect ‘bonus corks’ by using branded POS and recommending Buffalo Trace to your customers.

Jeremy Hill, chairman of Buffalo Trace distributors Hi-Spirits, says: “We’ve come up with plenty of ideas for ways in which bars can earn bonus corks, but we know that our customers will come up with others. So we’re not limiting the scheme – we want bars to send us photos and examples of their promotions to earn extra points.

“We’ll also have a team of ‘Mystery Buffalos’ on the road. These mystery shoppers will visit bars stocking Buffalo Trace and award bonus corks to bars which promote the brand.”

The Prizes

The first 12 bars to collect 1500 corks win a place on the VIP Distillery trip:

The Buffalo Trace distillery, in Franklin County, Kentucky, is the oldest continually operating distillery site in the USA, and has just been named American Visitor Attraction of the Year by Whiskey Magazine.

As well as a behind-the-scenes tour hosted by Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley, the four-night stay will include a VIP racing day at Louisville’s 4th Street Live.

However, there are a huge number of other prizes to be won by collecting as few as 20 corks, including paintballing days, comedy night tickets, Ferrari driving days and more. Visit for a full list of swag.

Get involved

Buffalo Trace Warehouse

To register for the Buffalo Trace Cork Collector Scheme, visit For distributors, please contact Hi-Spirits on 01932 252 100.

The Buffalo Trace Cork Collector Scheme supports the consumer promotion ‘The Buffalo Trace Migration’.