Where the Buffalo Roam:
The Buffalo Bourbon Empire is going on Tour

We are going on tour this summer with our acclaimed Buffalo Bourbon Empire, visiting four cities, hopefully one near you!!

Starting in Edinburgh, for Fringe Festival, we’ll be setting up shop in Nottingham and Manchester, for a week each, before finishing in London, for London Cocktail Week.

Expect bourbon tastings, whiskey dinners, cocktail masterclasses, bespoke cocktails plus our huge range of whiskeys, which will be the widest collection of whiskeys from our award-winning Buffalo Trace Distillery available anywhere outside Kentucky itself!

Events will be happening throughout the week, and there will be something for everyone. Have look below at your closest venue to find out more.

6-10 August, Edinburgh

The Last Word Saloon

14-19 August, Nottingham

Last Chance Saloon

21-26 August, Manchester

Whisky Jar

2-7 October, London

London Cocktail Week

1o-16 August, Edinburgh

The Last Word-Riverboat Casino

44 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AL

We are kicking things off a little differently, as it is Edinburgh Festival Fringe after all…

Join us aboard the Riverboat Casino, as we take a five-day journey along the river network from Kentucky down to New Orleans.

Dabble at a hand of cards and work your way up the extensive whiskey list as you earn more credit each hand you win.  

We’ll have live music every night from 9pm from the fantastic Banjo Lounge 4, who’ll be playing some classic, and not so classic folk beats.

Doors open from 6pm till late.

14-19 August, Nottingham

The Last Chance Saloon

 Last Chance Saloon is an independent family run eatery based in the Creative Quarter area of Nottingham City Centre; it’s an underground venue in a grade II listed building with distinctive western décor. They focus is on Bacon & Bourbon – a heavenly combination, on trend with the American style, but steering away from the smokehouse aspect and giving some love to the Wonder meat that is Bacon.

 There will be a host of masterclasses and tastings happening throughout the week, so make sure you book your spot today.


Nottingham Trade events

 As well as our consumer events we will also be hosting some exclusive trade only events each day from 1pm.
If you are in the trade and would like to book a place, please email adams@hi-spirits.com

Monday 14th – 2pm

General Buffalo Trace Tasting

Wednesday 16th – 2pm

History of Nola Cocktail

Thursday 17th – 2pm

Wheat vs Rye

Friday 18th – 2pm

Antique Collection 2016

Saturday 19th – 1pm

Pappy Van Winkle

21-26 August, Manchester

The Whisky Jar

Located at the new and thriving end of the Northern Quarter, The Whiskey Jar is a 2 level cocktail bar specialising in whisky and whiskey from all over the world. The main bar has over 300 whiskies and has a beautiful cocktail menu to please the most discerning of customers.

This week, they’ll be focusing on Bourbon, bourbon from the most award-winning distillery in the world!!

We’ll be hosting tastings and masterclasses all week, please see below and book your space today, as these will fill up fast.


Manchester Trade events

 As well as our consumer events we will also be hosting some exclusive trade only events each day from 1pm.
If you are in the trade and would like to book a place, please email ross@hi-spirits.com

Monday 21st  – 2pm

General Buffalo Trace Tasting

Tuesday 22nd – 2pm

Wheat vs Rye

Thursday 24th – 2pm

Antique Collection 2016

Friday 25th – 2pm

Pappy Van Winkle

Saturday 26th  – 1pm

History of NOLA Cocktails.