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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY
Phone Number: +1 800-654-8471
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in...
Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States and we have proudly won more awards than any other distillery in the world. We welcome visitors of all ages to tour our legendary distillery and see first hand how we craft, age, and bottle america's native spirit, bourbon whiskey. All guests are treated to a complimentary tour and tasting of fine Kentucky bourbon as well as old fashioned root beer and bourbon balls. Don't forget to stop by our Gift Shop for authentic distillery products and to pick up a few bottles of the good stuff! HOURS: *Monday-Friday Tours: 9am-4pm departing every hour Gift Shop: 9am-5:30pm *Saturday Tours: 9am-4pm departing every hour Gift Shop:9am-5:30pm *Sunday (April-October): Tours: Noon-3pm departing every hour Gift Shop: 12pm-5pm *All tours and tastings are FREE! *We have a beautiful Clubhouse that can be rented for events!
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Great FREE Tour & Tasting!

We did the Bourbon Trail and did not see this one on the list. Glad we decided to stop anyways because it was one of the best of the 9 tours we took in! Free tastings at the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We did the Bourbon Trail and did not see this one on the list. Glad we decided to stop anyways because it was one of the best of the 9 tours we took in! Free tastings at the end of the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We took their hard hat tour for a more "behind the scenes" look, and it was great! Of course it was windy and snowing, but most of the time we were inside. They state it may not be a good tour for people that are claustrophobic; however my husband is and had no problem. All of the employees are pleasant... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have taken guests to Buffalo Trace Distillery several times. We keep coming back because the staff makes our guests feel so warmly welcomed. Every tour guide and employee has gone our of his or her way to be friendly, informative and kind. The tours themselves (they have several) are fun and filled with an historic perspective you might not... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We toured this facility when we first moved to Frankfort. It is a wonderful tour. It is very informative, the perfect length, you get to ask questions and best of all you get to sample products! They also make killer good Root beer, so the sampling is for all ages as well. Their gift shop is fantastic. By the way....... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live in Frankfort and for out-of-town friends Buffalo Trace is the most most requested place to visit. The guides are knowledgeable and entertaining! I have not been there recently but I have heard that the gift shop and tasting area have been improved so the experience should be even better.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You are taken in a small group and conducted by a very knowledgable guide, but several different tours are available, so be sure to choose the one you want from the Buffalo Trace web site.

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frankfort
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went with a family (include a young child) on the tour. The movie is a little cheesy, but the guides and tour are wonderful. There's a hard hat tour for those who want to see the back-end operations of the distillery, which we didn't go on. All in all, friendly and knowledgeable people, and a lovely distillery. We were... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a 9:00 a.m. tour at Buffalo Trace. It was our first tour on the Bourbon Trail, and it set the bar very high! Freddy, our tour guide, was very knowledgable and often hilarious! We appreciated his insight and explanations about the bourbon-making process. We met other employees along the tour and all were very friendly. We felt as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It genuinely felt like they cared about us and our experience. We were the last tour of the day but I felt like it was his first one of the day. He had so much passion and excitement and pride about this place. Blanton's has been my favorite for a long time and it was so great to see it... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Take the Hard Hat tour for an inside look at the process of fine Bourbon making. Sampling was nice at tours end!

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