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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 history & Great Guide

We loved this place and our guide Jimmy was amazing! He was very passionate and knowledgable. We would love to go back and do one of the more detailed tours one day

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We loved this place and our guide Jimmy was amazing! He was very passionate and knowledgable. We would love to go back and do one of the more detailed tours one day

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went with family who was visiting us from out of state. Checked in and was told it would be about 15 minutes for the tour. 45 minutes later we were still waiting I finally asked an employee how much long and was told they weren't sure. Decided to just leave. Too bad. Really wanted to show our visitors a distillery.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We attended a "barrel to bottle" tour here without much knowledge about this arguably one of the most respected distilleries in the world. Freddy, our guide of the barrel tour, was an exceptional and passionate presenter of their traditional yet bold bourbon making. Their bourbons offered at the tasting (Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare) were better than any ones we... More 

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Meadowview, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went as a fun trip, I'm a bourbon lover. We took the more in depth tour and it was well worth it. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us in simple terms. The tasting was great and the gift shop has plenty to choose from. The staff were very friendly. We will be back!

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Southlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First of all, it is a free tour that makes the value excellent. Then as a bonus you get Freddie as your tour guide. He is both knowledgeable and funny. Freddie teaches you about the difference between bourbon, whiskey and scotch. He is also a third generation employee of Buffalo Trace. After the tour you want to drink the Buffalo... More 

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Freeport, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was my first distillery tour and I really enjoyed it. We were shown where the barrels are aged and permitted to take photos. We toured the grounds, including the area where the bourbons were being hand bottled--very impressive! Lastly, we were shown a video of the bourbon making process and history of the distillery and then taken for a... More 

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Granville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a wee-conducted tour with an excellent guide. The whole operation is rich with history. The grounds are a showplace. On the day we visited they were hosting a wedding.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Didn't do another tour but this place did allow you to taste without a tour. We liked their bourbon also but not quite as much as Four Roses; however, they make a wonderful vodka and a delicious bourbon cream that was to die for mixed with root beer. Staff very friendly here too and they give military discounts in their... More 

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Champlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took an interesting tour today!! Our tour guide, Jim, was welcoming and informative. This distillery has a long, long history even through prohibition. We went into one of the warehouses to see barrels of bourbon aging, watched an historical video, learned how the barrels are made, went through where some of the bourbon was bottled, and even had a... More 

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Clanton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I learned why the distilleries where founded in this area and many other interesting historical information and how the bourbon is made. There was no cost for the tour which lasted just over a half hour. I would recommend the tour to anyone.

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Additional Information about Buffalo Trace Distillery

Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY
Phone Number: +1 800-654-8471
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Frankfort
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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