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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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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Will Gives a Wonderfully Informative Tour

Great tour of a very historic American distillery... the oldest in constant operation. Will gave a very informative tour, was fun and easily able to answer questions. According to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tour of a very historic American distillery... the oldest in constant operation. Will gave a very informative tour, was fun and easily able to answer questions. According to the folks from the other distilleries, Freddie is a great one to get a tour from...although I didn't get a chance to meet him...I thought Will did a great job

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour was fun and informative. The best part was watching and smelling the Blantons be bottled. My biggest complaint was there wasn't much to sample or buy.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the 4pm tour and was not disappointed, this is the oldest continuously operated distillery in the US, it made "medicine" during prohibition, one of four in the country. There is a tasting after the tour which demonstrated five different products that Buffalo Trace sells out of hundreds. The tour guide was great, there is a short video, then a... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love history? Love beautiful scenery? Bourbon drinkers and non bourbon drinkers alike would find this tour interesting! Looking forward to going to a ghost tour!!

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit. The distillery is a piece of history that is still used as is has been for ever. This was a tour of do over and over again. The guides are great and knowledgable of everything. I really enjoyed my time here, don't skip this. Only takes an hour!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was amazing!Don our host for tasting was informative as well as entertaining.We really enjoyed our experience.

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Welch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was interesting to learn the history Buffalo Trace Distillary. The Hard Hat Tour is very good, you see the process of making bourbon from beginning to end. You need to make reservations on line for this tour. If you take both the regular and hard hat tours you will need about 3 hours.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been on a few distillery and brewery tours and this one was okay to pretty good. Our tour guide, Shelly, was great and the tour was very informative. However I would have liked to see more of the actual distillery process. That is only available on the hard hat tour and you have to register in advance. Still... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history here and tours that explain it! Friendly staff and be sure to taste the Bourbon Cream!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buffalo Trace ghost tour was a tad underwhelming. I don't know what I was truly expecting as I've never been at anything like this. Col. Blantons house truly is creepy and with watching the Ghost Hunters episode, I was really pumped. The tour guide was great, very believable and the stories and pictures were a nice added touch. Only... More 

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