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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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Rich History, Great Bourbon!

The buildings and grounds at Buffalo Trace are fantastically maintained!!! This is my husband and my favorite distillery so we were really excited to visit; Buffalo Trace did not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Overland Park
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The buildings and grounds at Buffalo Trace are fantastically maintained!!! This is my husband and my favorite distillery so we were really excited to visit; Buffalo Trace did not disappoint! Beautiful grounds, wonderfully preserved architectre, and stories of the long history of this distillery make it a MUST see!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a great distillery tour! It's very informative and gives you a lot of history. The warehouses are beautiful. Great piece of Kentucky!

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My friends and I visited the Buffalo Trace Distillery for a Barrel Selection & tour. Buffalo Trace produces some of the finest bourbons available. It was a great experience to visit this beautiful and historical distillery. Our barrel selection was hosted by Bo Taylor. He made the tasting simple & enjoyable. We were than given a tour of the facility... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My sister and I were in Louisville and decided to make the drive over to Frankfort to take a tour of the distillery. So glad we did. The tour was free and our guide (I think his name was Art) was Great. He was a funny, informative guy. It was really interesting to walk around and see old buildings and... More 

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Pennsylvania, US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We reserved online for the Hardhat Tour and were delighted with the experience. Our guide was a retired chemist who provided lots of insights into the bourbon making process. We learned a lot and loved the chance to get a different perspective. Fun to taste the early stages too. The Buffalo Trace tasting room is well-designed, as is the gift... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Buffalo Trace was a satisfying end to our day on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Because it is located in Frankfort I was afraid this would not he the idealized rural setting for a distillery I had conjured up in my imagination. Well, I didn't know Frankfort. It is not all that urban. When you turn off the highway into Buffalo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is by far my favorite bourbon as well as the best distillery tour in the state. The tastings at the end are vitually unlimited of high quality spirits and candy. The gift shop has numerous items and the staff giving the tours are knowledgable and friendly.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This tour was so much more interesting than I thought it would be. A little science, a little history, and a lot of fun. Definitely worth the short drive over from Louisville!

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Hummelstown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were passing through Kentucky on our road trip and researched the various distilleries to choose only two. This was first on our list based on their website and other reviews. Glad we came here!!! We tried to get on the Hard Hat Tour but the reservations were filled weeks in advance. Signed up for the regular tour and Tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Yes, even though the tours here are free, they are most informative. Take a couple if you can. First lasted almost 2 hours. Guide (Don) was most knowledgeable. Related lots of things from this first hand experience, and not by rote from a manuscript. Would recommend these tours for everone.

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