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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Buffalo Trace Warehouse/Barrel and Hard Hat Tour

Buffalo Trace Distillery sits along the Kentucky River nestled in the hills. It is a beautiful area and very well kept grounds. Our party of 7 were from Whiskey, Bourbon, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Buffalo Trace Distillery sits along the Kentucky River nestled in the hills. It is a beautiful area and very well kept grounds. Our party of 7 were from Whiskey, Bourbon, and Scotch Enthusiasts, a Facebook group. 2 of them came from Pennsylvania, 1 from Virginia, and 4 from Kentucky. We did the Bourbon Barrel Tour with JImmy Carey as our... More 

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Harrison, Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds surround the entrance to distillery. I had taken the tour before and was impressed with the knowledge of my guide. There are many different tours available, depending on what level of interest you have. The gift shop has a good selection of items along with some specialty bottles of their products.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We did two tours in one day. We did the history tour with Freddie and the hard hat tour with Bob. They were both great. We had toured seven distilleries in just over a week and Buffalo Trace was by far the best. Freddie and Bob took the time to answer everyone's questions and made their tour very personal. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We travelled here as a family group, every age from tiny babies up were there. This was an awesome experience with the history and factory described by a very enthusiastic tour guide. We had lunch to start in a cute cafe on site, as prior to this we had toured the Darby Dan Farm which was another awesome place to... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We completely lucked out on this tour - the tour guide (Nathan) was a 3rd generation worker at the factory. In fact, his father was one of the original workers and stayed until he was 93 years old. There is a tribute to the family in one of the buildings. I can't speak for the other guides, but Nathan did... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Another day, another tour - and an excellent one at that, in the very capable hands of Lee. He was very informative and was able to respond knowledgeably to just about every question. The tour covers the full end-to-end process, is completely free of charge and finishes with a fun tasting. The only slight negative was we did not get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had only participated in winery tours before this visit. So I was expecting to be able to select any of their fine selection of Bourbons for a tasting (even for money). This is not the case. As explained to me their license does not allow for that option. If you want that option its better to find a fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I visited the Buffalo Trace Distillery on Thursday August 20. We took the Hard Hat Tour which is their up close look at the operations of the distillery and is limited to 15 visitors each time they offer the tour. After our tour l can say we got a complete education on Bourbon. Our tour guide was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best tours of a Kentucky Distillery.They have 5 different tours and we chose to take the regular tour. The tour was very good, informative and educational. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our last stop on the tour was the sampling room where you are allowed to taste some very generous samples of... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited all the distilleries in Kentucky and by far this was the best tour of all the distilleries. Family friendly, very clean grounds and great gift shop.

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