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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Address: 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
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+1 800-654-8471
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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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Ghost tour

Went on the 7 p ghost tour got to say this was a totally different bourbon tour experience that was so much fun unfortunately didn't see any ghost but got to tour a neat house and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Pleasureville, Kentucky
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Pleasureville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the 7 p ghost tour got to say this was a totally different bourbon tour experience that was so much fun unfortunately didn't see any ghost but got to tour a neat house and warehouse at night which was Awsome and got a tasting at the end. Looking for a different type of experience this is definitely a... More 

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South Shore, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Art was great. He detailed a good history of bourbon in the area and tasting was free and generous. Good for hour stop or so.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This have an amazing tour, and it was free! I would definitely recommend it. Maker's and Buffalo Trace have my favorite tours. Very nice employees. You get three tastings...all free. Great gift shop! Beautiful area and beautiful old buildings. We got to actually see Blanton's being hand bottled.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed myself here. AND..... I'm not even a whiskey fan. Our tour guide was amazing and the tasting definitely an experience. This is s MUST do if you are in the area. This place will surprise you.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffalo trace is an active distillery. The tour and the tasting for the distillery is free. However after visiting other paid distillers I would rather pay to receive a more extensive tour with better information.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Buffalo Trace for the Ghost Tour. Our tour guides were very nice and both knowledgeable about the history of the distillery and ghost sightings. The tour is centered around the Blanton family, their deaths, and their spirits. There was also a tasting at the end!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I signed up for the Buffalo Trace Hard Hat tour and David was our tour guide. This was the first tour we had set up in Bourbon Country and this one raised the bar. David was extremely enthusiastic, friendly, personable and knowledgeable. He had great information that appealed to those that knew very little about bourbon as well as those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our few trips on the Bourbon trail this trip and it was an incredible experience. We have toured many wineries in Napa Valley and have never learned as much in one visit as this. The standard tour takes you through a movie on the history of the area and bourbon in general which was very well... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as you know when you will be visiting Buffalo Trace, get on their website and book yourself a had hat tour. They limit the tours to 15 people and they happen twice a day. I've been on the regular tour here three times and I like seeing the bottling room but the hard hat tour gives you a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently took the Historic Heritage tour..our guide, Freddie,3rd generation employee..offered great in site to the great history of this amazing place..took us around ,in ,some of the older buildings on site,giving us a great historical lesson on this distillery..definitely going back to take a different tour..

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