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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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Natchez, Louisiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Seems no matter how many tours i take, I always seem to learn something new. Our guide did an exception job. Very informative and hands on tour. Not a huge distillery but a quality distillery!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Had the chance to tour this facility as part of a business dinner. First; Bob our tour director was so knowledgeable! I knew nothing, but now feel like a can have a conversation about bourbon! The whole campus was exceptionally clean and well laid out. Dinner was amazing! Bourbon sampling was great! A must do!

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Brunswick, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our main mission for our Kentucky vaqcation was the tours of the bourbon distilleries. Buffalo Trace was by far the best tour we took. We took the hard hat tour, free, and were able to see all aspects of their process. We had no idea that some bourbon plants shut down June through September because of water levels, water temperature,... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing -- tour is about an hour and very interesting -- then on to tasting! The story of this distillery is wonderful, buildings are old and full of character, plus you learn a lot aboaut bourbon and how it's made and blended and what makes it expensive in some brands. Free tour, but then you can spend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This distillery was a less familiar name to me so I am thankful my friend and her Tennessee husband told me it was a must! The tour was well-organized, informative and gave us a real glimpse into the workings and history of the distillery--plus it was one of the only free tours and provided a generous tasting session of the... More

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wasilla, ak
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Were impressed with the detailed aspects of bourbon making, the historical beginnings of the brewery and the heartfelt passion of our guide and the rest of the employees. The tour, from be- gining to end, was certainly informative, even for a teetotaler like me. The aging process and the storing of the oaken kegs, and the bottling room was especially... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

BT was our 2nd bourbon tour of the day & unfortunately this tour is not part of the Bourbon Trail & Passport. But that did not deter our interest in the quaint, historic property in Frankfort, KY. Every aspect is of the experience is very personal, from the greeting to the final tasting and unique in between with the guide's... More

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Augusta, GA
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244 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We announced when we got to Buffalo Trace that we were not doing the tour, but were interested I buying some booze. I had a list of whiskies that my stepson was dying for, and one gentleman told me which ones I could get and which ones I had no prayer of obtaining anytime soon. Another worker there, Freddie, understood... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was our favorite distillery tour in the area. Tour guide Art was excellent. The tour included a lot of great history as well as information on bourbon, and of course, ended with a tasting. Lovely facility also.

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Lawrenceville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Seen one, you've seen them all. BUT Buffalo Trace is the distiller of Blanton's, my favorite bourbon. If you've never tried it, don't--that leaves that much more for me to drink, and sometimes its hard to find.

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