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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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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...more
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113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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Reviewed today via mobile

My girlfriend and I visiting Lexington from New York State decided to ring in the New Years with a visit to the Buffalo Trace Distillery and take their tour! The New Years Eve weather was mild low 60's with rain ☔️ but that didn't hamper...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RP329
Reviewed today

Second time we took the tour. This time we took guests from England, who enjoyed the history and first-hand look at one of Kentucky's signature industries. Very knowledgeable and personable guide. Can get crowded, so patience is required, but with no charge for admission it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jclarkin
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We live in Frankfort and always take our out of town guests to Buffalo Trace. The tour is the best. It includes a great introductory film, tour of the warehouses and bottling rooms, and a generous tasting! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and often...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must stop if in the Frankfort area. Great bourbon of course but very friendly staff and lots of cool history to look at. Art was our tasting guide and he is fantastic. I’ll be back again soon!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 707dough
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a fun tour and it was free. Our guide gave us a lot of great information on the history of bourbon and the prohibition era. There were generous samples during the tasting portion of the tour. The grounds had a wonderful bourbon smell....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the Hard Hat Tour with Jimmy as our tour guide - it was brilliant! Jimmy is very knowledgable, welcoming and clearly loves his job, the distillery and Kentucky which made the tour really enjoyable. At the end, we were able to try a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings and grounds are beautiful and offer much history to "spirits" manufacturing in KY. The tour is very informative and it is free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So after a long day of bourbon tasting and touring we rolled up in to Buffalo Trace as our last stop and boy was this one to remember!!! The moment you pulled on to the site, you knew you were in the middle of an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done several tours at Buffalo Trace distillery, regular tour, ghost tour, and the historical tour. They are all fabulous so we decided to do the hard hat tour. Well the guide choose to speak at all the loud spots so several of us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert J
Buffalo T, Manager at Buffalo Trace Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Robert – we’re very sorry to read about your recent visit. We appreciate the feedback and we are becoming aware of the increased noise along our tour route due to recent changes. We are working to address these concerns and provide a better experience for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most dog friendly distillery on the bourbon trail. We were able to bring our pup on the tour. She was only not allowed in the bottling facility. Tour was free and at the end, you get some tasting of Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tommy K
May 13, 2018|
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Response from 2Hippies1Dog | Reviewed this property |
Yes....and there is an elevator there.
May 1, 2018|
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Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of any overnight facilities at Buffalo Trace at all. I have been there a number of times over the years. I believe there is a place called Elkhorn Campground that is in Frankfort that is privately owned... More
Diane W
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Gale P | Reviewed this property |
Bardstown or Frankfort are great places to stay for visiting the many distilleries.