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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone Number: +1 800-654-8471
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 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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If you have a chance to visit you will not be disappointed. Even if you are not a whiskey fan you will enjoy the buildings and the beauty of the landscape. If you enjoy whiskey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have a chance to visit you will not be disappointed. Even if you are not a whiskey fan you will enjoy the buildings and the beauty of the landscape. If you enjoy whiskey you will love the whole experience, especially when it is time for the free samples.

Thank Toddamy
South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first bourbon distillery tour and there's no way any other tour could ever match up. I booked the "hard hat" tour for the more in-depth experience and we were fortunate enough to get the famous Freddie Johnson as our tour guide. That man epitomizes the Buffalo Trace experience. He's warm, funny, knowledgeable, and oozes a passion for... More 

Thank Angie T
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Buffalo Trace tour was cool because after a short video, they take you through a secret door into where some of the barrels are kept. You also get to see the Blanton's bottling line, which was awesome. What really made my experience great was our guide Jeff, who really went above and beyond to help me find a bottle... More 

Thank NoleGal513
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love LOVE Buffalo Trace and all of the history that goes along with it. The grounds are beautiful. The regular tours are free, given every hour. They have other, more lengthy, tours that cost. But the free tour is very good. Then, at the end of your tour, you get to sample 3 of their spirits. Their gift shop is... More 

Thank Melanie W
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting a few of the distilleries, it's safe to say that buffalo trace was the most welcoming and the coolest tour we went on. Freddie was personable and knew our names by the end of the tour! We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends!

Thank chavaleah
Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the most in depth tour that we took in all of Bourbon Country. If you want to learn the inner workings of a distillery sign up for the 'Hard Hat Tour' in advance and you will go behind the scenes from start to finish. Lots of history as well as an education on what makes some... More 

Thank charlestonbiker
Harlan, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First tour my wife and I have ever taken. It was a wonderful experience that we will always remember. We decided on the hard hat tour, and afterward wished we had time to take some of the other tours offered. All the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and as a whole provided a wonderful experience. Next time we are around... More 

Thank Stephen L
Dongducheon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are interesting, but the distillery operation at Buffalo Trace reminded us of London during the Industrial Revolution - big dirty gears and pumps and pipeworks, their spirit safe looks like a janitorial closet, the stills and cookers are just giant aluminum or steel tubes hidden behind a mass of piping, in other words it's a functional distillery in... More 

Thank kakos_theo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffalo Trace offer's a Hard Hat tour to peek behind the scenes on "How it is Made". Highly recommend the additional time for the in depth look.

Thank Roger S
Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome distillery. The tour is very fun and informative, and most importantly, the bourbon is delicious. Get a bottle of Blantons while you're there.

Thank aruegg

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