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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
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

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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Great Tour but opt for the Hard Hat tour if you can.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank JohnProv0811
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Jeff S
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Tour, informative, entertaining and intelligent. It was great seeing barrels of Pappy Van Winkle aging in the barrels for my future consumption. If I can find any? The tasting was good with a lot of flavor and Heat. I will go again if in the area!

Thank aa6nz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on three separate tours and each one was very informative. The Trace tour was an excellent overview of the bourbon making process. The Historical Landmark tour gave the history of the business and the buildings and the Hardhat tour took us inside to the top of the fermenting tanks. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Beth M
Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They took us thru all the different buildings, showing us each aspect of the bourbon process. We saw the barrels, the houses, the bottling and labeling. We got to taste a couple of different products, you are allowed to taste three different ones. The white dog is awful, OMG... Beware. The Bourbon Creme is like dessert in a bottle, that... More 

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great tour and tasting! Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Although the bourbon tasting and tour was excellent, the historical aspect was just as interesting! The grounds were beautiful and the buildings so historic. All of the displays are well done. And all for free!

Thank Dennis B
Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not one to typically give away 5 star ratings, but the facilities and presentation of the tours given by the staff at this facility is outstanding. While I never considered Buffalo Trace as my number one bourbon, I have a much higher respect for the product and appreciation for it after this visit. You cannot go wrong stopping... More 

Thank Erich R
Clarksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to 9 different bourbon distilleries. This was by far our favorite. In-depth description of the development process with full viewing and interacting. Very personable staff that spoke well, very knowledgeable, and kept it entertaining as well. Did the Ghost Tour and the Hard Hat Tour. Even the gift shop was better than most. We would recommend both tours... More 

Thank BeckyBouwman
Newark, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the ghost tour to see that beautiful old stone house near the entry to the grounds. It was worth the effort. The distillery keeps it in great condition and usage, plus we heard great history and fun ghost sightings. Our tour leaders Jarrod and Beth knew their stuff and we ended with a great tasting. Buffalo Trace has... More 

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