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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY
+1 800-654-8471
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Ranked #1 of 5 activities in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States and we have proudly won more awards than any other... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed that the hard hat tours were not conducted in July, but I signed up for the barrel tour and I could not have had a better experience. I was the only one doing the tour on the day I was there and my tour guide Don was fantastic! He answered all of my questions and was quite... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Do attend the free distillery tour. You I'll learn a lot of history, see the storage area and at the end will know how bourbon is made. There is also a tasting at the end with a generous pour of 3 different bourbons. Take a walk around the grounds - it's absolutely beautiful and it smells amazing all around!

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was a stop on the KY Bourbon Trail. We really enjoyed the history behind Buffalo Trace. The tour is free and our tour guide was fun and informative. There was a free tasting at the end, and the Bourbon Cream was spectacular. I enjoyed their gift shop, as they had lots of 'non-bourbon' items. I leave the bourbon buying... More

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Arizona
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122 reviews 122 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were on a 3-day first-time Lexington visit vacation and decided to tour a couple of the many bourbon/whiskey distilleries around the area. We love seeing how things are made and have been on many tours. We really enjoyed the Buffalo Trace Distillery tour. There were about 15-20 in our group and the tour last about 90 minutes (supposed to... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Such beautifully landscaped grounds and historic buildings add a lot to the feeling of the tour. We took the regular tour and got to see the bottling of Eagle Rare and Blanton's bourbon. Even the smell was intoxicating. Our guide was humorous and extremely versed in his knowledge of the bourbon industry. He made our tour special. The tasting was... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were able to catch the hard hat tour when we arrived at the plant. It was over an hour long and we walked up and down and all around this entire factory, learning all about how bourbon is made from beginning to end. The tour ended with a bourbon tasting and a little shopping, of course. If you can... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We hit the Bourbon Trail, and decided to start with BT and then swing south. BT's campus is amazing. The architecture and landscaping are gorgeous and functional. The tour was pretty standard fair, with less in the way of nuts and bokts, but more history and personality. It is free, which has to be the coolest part. They did not... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The ghost tour was made even more exciting by the fact that it stormed the entire duration of the tour--thunder, lightning, and plenty of wind and rain added to the atmosphere. Even had it not stormed, the tour still would have been great--lots of stories, and I was able to capture some orbs in the photos I took. The tasting... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This distillery is not on the Bourbon trail but is one of the better tours. There is a very nice parking area. The Tour is free. It is a walking tour but an easy one. They are the longest continually operating distillery as they made medicinal bourbon during prohibition. We were given a nice history of this facility. We were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

really enjoyed the tour. so much history at this distillery! enjoyed seeing where they bottle the blanton's and walking through the historic rickhouse. very informative. gift shop was a bit disappointing, as none of their other brands (blanton's, van winkle, eagle rare, e.h. taylor, w.l. weller, elmer t. lee), other than buffalo trace, were available for tasting or purchase...

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