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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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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 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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“hard hat tour” (253 reviews)
“bourbon cream” (258 reviews)
“root beer” (156 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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+1 800-654-8471
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"hard hat tour"
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"bourbon cream"
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"root beer"
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"free tour"
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"our tour guide"
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"bourbon trail"
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"great tour"
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"gift shop"
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"pappy van winkle"
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"white dog"
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"bottling room"
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"barrel tour"
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"third generation"
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"regular tour"
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"national historic landmark"
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"bottling area"
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"standard tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The tours at Buffalo Trace Distillery are well worth your time. You must take the Hard Hat & Barrel tours and be sure to ask if Freddie will be your guide. He is amazing and full of knowledge. Enjoy

Thank dhaskell9
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I know there are distrillerys closer to where we were staying but none with so much history. The drive from Lexington was 20 minutes on a highway so no stress. We were surprised how many people were there but being a Saturday was understandable. As...More

Thank Alexandrea K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Being a bourbon drinker, this tour was the Disney of bourbon! Our guide was Fred, and he did a great job. The best part was the end when we got to actually taste the fruits of their labor. The Bourbon Creme was out of this...More

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are going to do any burboun distillery tours, Buffalo Trace should be on your list. With so many premium, famous brands, this is the Grand Daddy of distilleries. Tour guide was great and this place really captures the history and greatness of Burboun...More

Thank TennNole
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Buffalo Trace Distillery has a FREE tour and tasting. They make some of the finest Kentucky Bourbons and other spirits. Our guide Freddie was funny and informative. (the tour was about an our) I highly recommend a visit if you are in the area. and...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very impressive. We reserved a spot on the EH Taylor Tour. Very interesting tour with a smaller group than other tours, a lot of history, and the tastings were very good! Ready to go on one of their other tours!!

Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Terrific free tours. Very informative guides. Great gift shop. Free taste testing, after tour. Beautiful grounds. Highly recommended.

Thank bsmillerrn
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The basic process of the making bourbon is the same. Buffalo Trace is about 20 minutes away from the first tour I took of Woodford Reserve. Whereas Woodford Reserve is a small distillery (they will tell you that), Buffalo Trace is large.But they make several...More

Thank Carol D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the last of 4 distillery tours we took. The basic tour was all that was available that day. It only showed bottling, the store house and then an explanation and question answering session. I have hear the Hard Hat tour is the one...More

Thank Davepelpt
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did this tour while on vacation and our tour guide Rick was very knowledgeable and friendly! He had great stories to share and was very happy to share them with our group! We learned a lot and happy we took the time to visit!...More

Thank Laura J
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Tommy K
13 May 2018|
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Response from 2Hippies1Dog | Reviewed this property |
Yes....and there is an elevator there.
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tropicaldrinks
2 May 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
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Diane W
15 April 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.
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