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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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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Visited in June with some friends for the hourly Trace tour. There were about 20 people attending. This tour includes a short video, a trip inside one of the warehouses, a discussion about barrels, a visit in the packaging line, and a tasting at the end. This was as good as a tour can get... and it was free, even.... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We didn't do the usual tour. We came in the evening and did the Ghost Tour. It gave us a look at the distillery and the old house. They shared the things that the Ghost Hunters crew found when they visited. It wasn't dark yet, but it was spooky enough. The tour only lasts an hour but there is still... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had stopped in at Buffalo Trace back in January when passing through Frankfort and were too late that day to do a tour, but enjoyed a tasting of their products and took home a bottle. We were delighted with the bourbon and looked forward to a chance to return for a tour. For this visit we did some planning:... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Love this tour. It's part of history and a fun tour. Kid-friendly and you get to sample the bourbon at the end of the tour.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was one of the best distillery tours we went on. J.W. was our tour guide and was probably one of the most enthusiastic guides I've ever had. His knowledge was immense and was presented in a humorous way that kept our attention. The best part was the tour was free as was the sampling. I've recommended it to several... More

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Noblesville, Indiana
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice place but we did not get to take the tour. We did a tasting and tried 2 bourbons and the bourbon cream. Our tasting person seemed bored and distracted and did not give us much information. We were disappointed that most of the brands we wanted to tasted buy were not available. We did buy the Eagle Rare. We... More

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Buena Park, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
70 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and daughter joined me on the Trace tour. If you are going to do several distillery tours, a lot is the same from tour to tour: the intro to the process, the walk through, and the samples at the end. This tour included a video of the process and history, as well as a walk through a rickhouse... More

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