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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
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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 had been to this distillery twice in the past on the short "Trace Tour" but the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I went back for three separate tours: The Barrel Tour; the National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
CSIMelissa
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Kentucky
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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been to this distillery twice in the past on the short "Trace Tour" but the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I went back for three separate tours: The Barrel Tour; the National Historic Landmark tour and the Hard Hat Tour. I recommend all three tours! VERY informative - and all in a different way. There wasn't much information repeated during... More 

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Sandwich, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The facility offers the best tour and options if tours of all of them on the trail. Coy, has a "good old boy" drawl and great sense of humor. His hands in knowledge though make this a don't miss tour stop in the trail. Take your time at this one!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite Distillery on the tour. The Distillery was awesome. Our tour guide Freddie was Amazing. Most interesting tasting we had! Only negative is there were not many bourbons to actually purchase. Great fun. Would highly recommend.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been here several times and keep coming back....this time to see the Christmas lights....very nice. The tours are fun and informative. The gift shop is great and the people here are very friendly and engaging. The tastings are nice and the servers are informative. We've done the Fourth of July 5k run also and that was a great time... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love their bourbon and the tours are great too. They spare no expense on the gift shop and grounds. Reservation recommended.

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second drive out to the distillery in the last 90 days. The tours are seldom and they sell out of the Blatons within 24 hours. It has a large gift shop but make sure you call ahead if you are looking for something specific. Its not catered to customers well and I wont come back. Disapointed.

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Buffalo T, Manager at Buffalo Trace Distillery, responded to this review

Hello Darren – we are sorry that you were disappointed with your most recent visit to the Distillery. We would relish the opportunity to learn more about what you were hoping for so that we might be able improve our visitor experience for others. If you would like, please reach out to our Visitor Center Manager, Matt Higgins, at mhiggins@buffalotrace.com... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the grounds of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Need to go back when the weather is warmer would love to walk when the weather is better. Fred was a great tour guide. So much history in one place and you don't need to love bourbon. Will be going back soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My brother encouraged me to visit Buffalo Trace on my way home from a recent trip to Ky. I was traveling alone, so the break from driving was appreciated. The tour lasted about 30 mins and was lead by an enthusiastic and well informed older gentleman. His knowledge of the distillery was impeccable. After viewing a few key locations in... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was in town for work for the week and decided to "leave" a bit early to catch the final tour of the day; we were very glad we did. What a great spot! This is certainly a place filled with history and great people. Our tour guide, Doug, was excellent; you could really tell he loved the product. We actually... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Seriously, take the Hard Hat tour here, and other than what you'll get to taste at the end, you'll learn everything you need to know about bourbon production. The tour was thorough and professionally run. Buffalo Trace makes some remarkable Bourbon, but none of that is available to taste or buy at the distillery. The tasting consisted of very ordinary... More 

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