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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 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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Surprisingly engaging and fun, even for the kids

Great tour through one of the country's oldest distilleries. Guide was a great storyteller with a wealth of information and trivia. We've toured wineries and breweries in... read more

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Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tour through one of the country's oldest distilleries. Guide was a great storyteller with a wealth of information and trivia. We've toured wineries and breweries in different parts of the country, and some of them should take a page out of Buffalo Trace's book. And root beer for the kids or non-drinkers at the end. And the fact that... More 

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With all the available distilleries on the Bourbon Trail, this by far is the best! Not to mention...it is free!!! Did you hear....FREE!!!! Could not believe the tour and tasting is free not to mention our absolute favorite bourbon on the trail!!! Staff is amazing and the quality of the bourbon, devine!!! A must stop!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at 6 different distillers along the bourbon trail, and Buffalo Trace was easily our favorite. The grounds are park like, our tour guide was very informative and entertaining, and they were very generous with the samples. The bourbon produced is one of the best we had, and we purchased several bottles.

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Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If I paid $20 for this tour it woulda been worth it. Very well run tour and very interesting. Crazy that it is a free tour. Beautiful grounds as well. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Clint26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place! Rich in history and beauty. The Barrel Tour was very informative and Fred, our guide, was great. Met Freddie, a third generation worker. Our talk with him enriched our experience. We will visit again.

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour was well organized. Tasting was free and an adequate sample. Parking was plentiful. Tour was interesting with a video to break it up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is. One of the most interesting tours I have taken in my travels through 49 states The guide was a real entertainer

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to come and do a tasting and skip the tour. Easy to find off the highway and the staff was very friendly. Don't expect to find a bottle of Pappy here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to the area for two days and visited 6 distilleries, mixing large players with more boutique ones. Freddie at Buffalo Trace gave the tour that all 4 in our group rated the number one experience of our trip. His mix of family history, professional knowledge as a chemist and sense of humor combined to make the tour informative... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chuck was an awesome tour guide. The history of its amazing. It was great to actually stand behind the workers and watch as they bottled the bourbon. Going into the warehouse where 25,000 barrels were was incredible. Got to taste a few of the bourbons and try a dessert bourbon drink and bourbon balls. Get the bourbon balls. They are... More 

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