Skip to main content

Frequently Asked Questions

We look forward to welcoming you at Woodford Reserve. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  • The Woodford Reserve Distillery tour path and tour bus is completely wheelchair/handicap accessible. Please note there are 32 steps up to the fermentation floor, but there is access to an elevator to assist.

  • The recommended attire to visit the distillery is casual and comfortable. No vulgar or profane attire allowed. Be aware that during the spring and summer months, the distillery may be very hot with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees. We also recommend closed-toed shoes, as there is walking, as well as 32 steps on the tour path.

  • Yes, you may visit the gift shop and bar without purchasing a tour ticket.

  • We do offer 20 minute tasting presentations without the tour. These are $12.00 per person, and can be purchased/booked upon arrival. We do not accept reservations for tastings in advance.

  • Service animals are allowed on the tour path. All other animals are not allowed on site, except for the dedicated pet relief area in the Visitor’s Center grass lot.

  • Although we are honored you would consider Woodford Reserve to be part of your special day, we do not host weddings, ceremonies, or receptions.

  • Since Woodford Reserve Distillery is a working production facility, we do not allow self-guided tours, or guests to roam the distillery without a guide.

  • To book a tour, please click on “Book a Tour” at the top of the page. Tour prices range from $16.00 – $50.00, depending on your tour selection.

  • The Woodford Reserve Distillery and Gift Shop are open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 AM EST to 4:00 PM EST, and Sundays from 12:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays in January and February. We are also closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

  • Unfortunately, the gift shop is legally unable to ship your bottle. We cannot accept pre-pays or orders over the phone.

  • To check pricing and availability for private tours, please email your request to [email protected] Please note we do not offer private tours on the weekends.

  • For groups over 17 guests, please email your request to [email protected].

  • At this time we are not offering food services.

  • We do have limited RV and trailer parking in the Welcome Center parking lot. For more information, please contact us at 859-879-1812.

  • The Woodford Reserve Distillery is proud to offer guests an entire view of the bourbon making process. Tours include grains, fermentation, distillation, barrel filling, our historic Warehouse C, bottling, and ends with a tasting of our award-winning bourbon and rye products.

  • If you are unable to book a certain time/date, this means the tour is booked out. Tour groups are capped at 30 guests. If you are able to book some of your party, but not all, this may mean the tour has exceeded the 30 guests mark. You may need to select another time to accommodate your group. For more information, please contact us at 859-879-1812.

  • You may absolutely take photos and videos while on tour. We ask that you turn your camera flash off, and no tripods on the tour path.

  • We ask that guests leave large bags, purses, backpacks, and valuables in their locked car. Small purses and personal items are allowed on the tour. We have a small area that we can store strollers, diaper bags, etc. Please note Woodford Reserve is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Food and drinks are not allowed on the tour path.

  • There are two bars on site, the Baccarat Bar in the Welcome Center, as well as the outdoor bar on the patio of the Visitor’s Center. There is a two drink per person limit. Cocktail prices range from $15.00 to $18.00, and we offer Bourbon, Double Oaked, or Rye. You do not need a tour ticket to visit either bars on site.

  • Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST, and Sundays from 12:00 PM EST to 4:30 PM EST. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays in January and February. We are also closed on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

  • At this time, we do not allow outside food to be brought into the facility. If you prefer to bring your own food, we do offer picnic tables in the Visitor’s Center grass lot. For more information, including food allergies and dietary restrictions, please contact us at 859-879-1812.

  • Woodford Reserve is honored that you would like to include us on your special day. However, we do not allow engagement photos, senior photos, or any other type of professional photography on site, unless otherwise approved.

  • For the most recent updates on bottle releases, distillery events, or distillery information, please sign up for the Woodford Reserve Newsletter, located on the website. For bottle stock information, please contact the gift shop at 859-879-1940. Please note that we are legally unable to ship bottles.

  • Guests under 21 are allowed on tour, and their tour ticket is complimentary. Children and teens may opt for lemonade and chocolate candy during the tasting portion of the tour.

  • At this time, we do not offer a Designated Driver discount. We do offer lemonade and chocolate candy during the tasting portion for those who do not want/opt out of the tasting. We do ask that guests do not share their bourbon and rye samples.

  • Woodford Reserve is honored to offer free tour tickets to Veterans with proof of service, as well as a 10% discount in the gift shop (bottle sales excluded). We thank our military and Veterans for their service.