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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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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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Not on the official bourbon tour but should be.

We loved this tour. It was free with tastings and we really liked the guide. Jeff was informal but very knowledgeable and clearly loved his job and who he worked for.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We loved this tour. It was free with tastings and we really liked the guide. Jeff was informal but very knowledgeable and clearly loved his job and who he worked for.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was the first distillery we visited and it was the one we measured all of the other against. It has a real sense of history without being "theme-parkish". We prefer a more authentic experience. You get to see the Blanton's bourbon get hand-dipped in wax and our tour guide was an older gentlemen that was fun, a little sarcastic... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had heard about Buffalo Trace and wanted to visit if ever in the area. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort to find. The company has a rich history of making Bourbon and the tour is most interesting. it is also free. The tour takes about an hour and is very interesting. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Dont leave Kentucky without visiting this place. Our guide was both funny and knew what he was talking about. The tour takes about 1hour and ends with you trying some of the bourbons. We also got to try chocolates -delicious! Also a big plus-its all free!! The air in this area smelled so good!! (no smoking allowed) The have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Interesting history, get an understanding of how their products are differentiated. The video is more marketing than anything significant about the actual production - they might consider eliminating that part of the tour. Got to see bottling operation (by hand) and QC lab which was cool.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good tour here. The third stop on our road trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was well done. The grounds were beautiful and it was lovely to be able to wander through them. My only gripe was doing the actual tasting in shot glasses and no real instruction on how to taste which is pretty important.

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just completed the entire Bourbon Trail. Have the T-shirt and stamped completed passport to prove it. We were at Buffalo Trace over a couple of years ago, but that option is not available as a date. Buffalo Trace is a must see on the trail. You get the history, production, bottling, the whole works. We were... More 

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Frisco, Texas US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Buffalo Trace's Hard Hat tour was the 3rd of our big distillery experiences. We started with the Evan Williams Experience in Louisville which provided a nice (air-conditioned) and somewhat cheesy introduction to bourbon-making. At the Heaven Hill distillery we took the tour that included visiting the rick house. But the Buffalo Trace tour was the pinnacle since we got to... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few places that were allowed to continue distillation even during prohibition (for medicinal purposes only). The history here is very rich and they allow you to take as many pictures of the place as you want. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided the group with many opportunities to ask questions. The sampling was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Trace tour was great. Very knowledgable guide. Lots of history. It is FREE. Will reserve an extended tour next time.

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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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