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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail includes a bunch of distilleries and Buffalo Trace is at the top. The history, the ghost stories and the bourbon really make it an experience to take in. They make so many different brands here, it is easy to find one you'll like. During the tour, the bottling line was filling Blanton's and while they did... More

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Austin, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I enjoyed a very informative and interesting tour of the grounds and history as well as the process involved in making their bourbon. Our guide was very friendly and willing to answer many questions asked of him. We were able to taste two of the several liquors they were offering. They were nice and offered Root Beer... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I didn't show up expecting to get a free pour of Pappy. Didn't expect to be able to buy a bottle either, hottest whiskey in the world. The tour was walking around the grounds, which are very well kept, and ducking into a couple buildings. The standard bottling room, with the employees looking at the tourists while trying to do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My tour guide Freddie was a sponge of knowledge and sooooooooooo much fun! Bourbon Creme is MUCH better than Baileys! Not part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail but a MUST SEE ATTRACTION! Beautiful property and free tour!!!

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Great tour with a lot if information about bourbon, probation, historical landmarks, actually seeing single barrel bourbon bottled and packaged. Great guide, Sheiley and tasting session. Can wait return for the Private tour they offer.

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San Antonio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was by far the best distillery tour we have ever taken. Our tour guide was Coy and was very knowledgable and humorous as well. All of the employees were happy to answer any and all questions. This made for a very enjoyable afternoon and it was free to boot!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We hadn't been to Buffalo Trace in almost 10 years and were pleasantly surprised at the transformation! They've done a nice job creating a visitor-friendly environment from the tour to the tastings, gift and sandwich shops; all were well-designed and inviting. Another nice feature is that the tour is free of charge, (unlike many of the other distilleries), and the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The grounds are pretty and you can walk around freely and take pictures. The tour is ok, not a great selection in the gift shop. Seems pretty old fashioned. For a free tour you get what you pay for.

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Chicago
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134 reviews 134 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Picking this distillery off the road signs turned out to be the best decision. The tour was great and the guide was wonderful, very funny and friendly, not to mention knowledgeable. Free with tastings at the end, it was very educational. Loved the Bourbon Cream! The tour winds through the bottling room and the employees were very engaging and friendly.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Though not on the "Kentucky Bourbon Trail" officially, it still has a great tasting room and history. If you were going to tour any of them, this is the one you want. They still use all of the historic buildings, so there's actually something to see. We got to go into the bottling facility where they still hand bottle/label Blanton's... More

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