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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
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+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
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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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I was here for business. Our reception was here and staff were very helpful and attentive. Very cool place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Paducah, Kentucky
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Paducah, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was here for business. Our reception was here and staff were very helpful and attentive. Very cool place.

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Norridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a very enjoyable tour. The guides were really into it. They told stories of ghosts and shared ghostly photos. The tour was similar to all the rest, but the tasting was great. We especially enjoyed the creamed bourbon drink. My wife wishes I had bought several more bottles of this stuff. Definitely a tour you should take.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Avery good tour of the oldest distillery in the good old USA. Our tour guide Bob sure knew his bourbon history and was a pleasure to listen to. Don't miss this one.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Buffalo Trace and Blanton's is my favorite bourbons so if you want to see how it is made, get on the Hardhat Tour. Jeff was an excellent tour guide. He told us so much about everything we hardly had to ask any questions. I will come back just to do one of the other tours with Jeff. Lots of history... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour by Jimmy. He was humorous and knowledgable about the history of bourbon. We enjoyed it very much, especially the tasting at the end. Highly recommend the Bourbon Cream! Left with several bottles from the gift shop.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Buffalo Trace is not on the Bourbon Trail. It is by far the best central Kentucky distillery to visit! While all distilleries on the Trail charge as much as 12.00 admission, BT does not charge anything. It is a National Historic Landmark. You won't find any better knowledgable your guides, amazing gift shop associates and the beauty of the grounds.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had decided to stop off the road here and was lucky enough to catch the last tour of the day. It was short tour that took you in a rick house and the bottling plant. It was then followed up by a sampling of some of their products. Besides the sampling the best part it is FREE! There are... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in to BT on our way back from a weekend bourbon trail. We got VERY lucky and got Logan as our tour guide. He only does tours once a month and he is one of the select few who are on the tasting board, so he knows a lot about the whole place and process...and the best part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't plan to stop at BT this weekend, but did so on a whim. So glad we did! Beautiful grounds, gorgeous day, informative and very knowledgeable guide, Logan. He knew his stuff, made it interesting and funny and we couldn't wait to taste! Our first visit to a distillery that makes vodka which is an outstanding taste. But then the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at this one because a friend told us about it. It was not on the list of the Kentucky Bourbon trails but thought we would still do it. So glad we did. It was by far the nicest one. The staff was very friendly and the price was even better FREE. So that left us more money to... More 

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