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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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1:00 pm - 3:00 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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Excellent tour

As others have said this may be the best Bourbon tour around. The tour takes you into the best parts of the distillery including the barrelhouse and the bottling room. Our tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

As others have said this may be the best Bourbon tour around. The tour takes you into the best parts of the distillery including the barrelhouse and the bottling room. Our tour guide Jim was awesome and very knowledgeable. One of the best parts is its free. Yes this tour and tasting are totally free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is the best distillery tour in Kentucky. They explain the process of making bourbon, show a video, & take you through the racks of bourbon barrels in the warehouse on site. We try to go a couple of times a year to visit the gift shop. This is a historical location.

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Portland
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I liked this the best of the three distilleries we visited along the Bourbon Trail. For some reason Buffalo Trace is not one of the official nine distilleries on the Trail. This place was a well preserved part of Bourbon history. As others have said, the Bourbon Cream is the deal. Bye-bye Bailey's, hello Bourbon Cream. This isn't available retail... More 

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Phoenix Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We aren't sure but we think this could have been the best of the 11 bourbon and whiskey distilleries we visited in Kentucky and Tennessee. It was the first stop on our trip so we made reservations for the Hard Hat Tour (free, extended tour). But between the rain and the fact that nothing was running, including the bottling line,... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had to drive out of our way about 50 miles to go to Buffalo Trace but it was worth it. Will was our tour guide and he managed to cram a ton of information into the 45 minute tour. I've never learned so much in 45 minutes! And even if you're not a drinker, the historical aspects of the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Having been to quite a few distilleries on the old bourbon trail, I have to say that Buffalo Trace might just be my favourite. You get a real sense of activity and industry at BT that you don't get everywhere else - I loved that they took you right in amongst the action - people are bottling and sealing bottles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We detoured on our way south to tour Buffalo Trace and were very glad we did. Freddie was our tour guide and I can't say enough about how awesome he was. He had just the right doses of company history, personal history and how to make bourbon and other spirits as part of the tour. And then we got even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We took the Hard Hat tour and it was well worth it - a behind the scenes look at the distilling process. Our tour guide, Fred, was awesome and very knowledgeable and affable. It was an easy drive from Louisville (where we were spending the weekend), and of course the bourbons were great. I wish they had more of their... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We recently did the tour and had a fantastic time. Our guide (wish I could remember his name) was wonderful. He was very informative and presented the information in a fun way. Although it was raining and we were unable to tour a lot of the grounds, I don't think we missed out on anything. After our tour we sampled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Freddie was our tour guide and what an amazing experience we had. The grounds are very well kept, and the tour itself was quite informative. While not an expert on bourbon, I've sampled quite a few. Although this is not part of the bourbon trail, we decided to stop here first, before visiting Woodford, Four Roses, Maker's, and Wild Turkey.... More 

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