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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, Food & Drink
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Buffalo Trace Distillery is the oldest continually operating distillery in the United States and we...
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Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Having grown up near the Coors factory, I was expecting a more industrial scale, but this distillery campus is adorable. Brick and wood buildings nestled into the hillside. Tour started on the hour, so it was perfect that I arrived at 10 'til. Fantastic tour guide. He made the whole thing. The rote stuff was fine, but he really shone... More 

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took the Buffalo Trace Distillery tour and our guide Cary was very knowledgeable and funny. We particularly enjoyed hearing the history of the distillery and walking through the bottling line and the tastings at the end of the tour were wonderful. Would highly recommend this tour.

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Tampa, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you don't know already, BT makes many of the highly rated and sought after Bourbon's (Pappy, Weller, Blantons and so on) so if this isn't already on your list it should be! The grounds are very nice with a ton of history with a well designed tour, even being able to see the Blanton's bottling line. The highlight of... More 

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New york
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Family moved to Kentucky and we checked out the distillery to see what the hype was all about. Well it was worth the drive very family oriented and driven around history not pushing of sales. The safe is fun and informational I would recommend this distillery for families and people who are getting into bourbon. AAA+++ we will be back!

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Charlotte, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Did the hard hat tour the day after thanksgiving with a friend. It was a bit of a bummer that the distillery wasn't actually running that day, but that's hardly unexpected - we were just happy they were open at all. The hard hat tour was great (no actual hard hats involved, incidentally, at least on our trip) . .... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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185 reviews 185 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is the kind of place you stumble across when you travel by car. I had never heard of Buffalo Trace and just followed the signs. The place is a real piece of history. We did not have time to take the tour but boy did we have fun in the gift shop. And the Buffalo Trace Cream Liqueur is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This distillery is huge! We enjoyed the Trace Tour and then we have the opportunity to see the Blanton's being bottled. Truly amazing - completely by hand! Inspired: the Blanton's bottling tour Service: our guides were excellent Atmosphere: warm and friendly Return: yes Discovered: frequent TA reviews

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Henderson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A quite a learning experience. We went on 3 different tours the barrel tour,hard hat tour and the regular tour. You have to make reservations for the first 2 tours. Learned something new on every tour will have to go back to see what the other tours provide. We went into places other companies would never take you. Buffalo trace... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The facility is much more historic that I would have ever known if I had not gone on the tour. They offer 2 different tours. The regular tour is very informative and contains all the interesting history of the distillery and the bourbon industry. Although this tour gives an overview of the distillation process it does not go "deep". The... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We enjoyed spending an afternoon in Kentucky visiting a bourbon distillery. It was very interesting to learn about the process and they gave generous free samples. The setting is lovely and it's a fun thing to visit a bourbon distillery while you're in Kentucky! We actually ended up really liking their vodka as well.

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