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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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Living history experience

The Buffalo Trace distillery is impressive. They distill many brands including many top shelf... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gary M

Due to timing , we were not able to take the tour but did go to the tasting. It was great. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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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Travellers talk about
“bourbon cream” (276 reviews)
“hard hat tour” (240 reviews)
“root beer” (137 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed yesterday

The Buffalo Trace distillery is impressive. They distill many brands including many top shelf entries that we love. The tour was not as good as some others and we only got to see the rickhouses and a bottling line, no stills or fermenting tanks, etc,...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Due to timing , we were not able to take the tour but did go to the tasting. It was great. The gentleman that did it was quite amusing and informative . We enjoyed it all !! Would highly recommend it !

Thank sleeper72
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the standard tour and also were able to do the Ghost Tour while in town. Free tastings for both and even though we are not bourbon drinkers we loved the information we received on each tour. History is amazing. So impressed that they...More

Thank marmar9929
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful Christmas Holiday tradition. Christmas at Buffalo Trace beautiful light display Great family treat.

Thank Sheila E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed this tour very much...it was called the hard hat tour and if you're scared of heights, don't go but if you want to overcome the fear go. Great tour guide and tasting! They take you to places that seems should be off limits...More

Thank lchelsea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank goodness we were on a tour and our tour guide and driver had educated us about Buffalo Trace on the drive there; we had an AWFUL tour guide; yes, it was near the end of the day, but this old guy was a total...More

Thank orter
Buffalo T, Manager at Buffalo Trace Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience on your recent visit to the Distillery. We pride ourselves on visitor interactions and hospitality and obviously fell short when it came to your group. Your description of the experience is completely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was a scatter brained mess. Couldn’t get through a sentence without talking about something else. The tour is extremely limited. See a barrel room and a packing area then back inside for a drink. The only option to try was Buffalo Trace, eagle...More

Thank wick1979
Buffalo T, Manager at Buffalo Trace Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that your recent visit didn’t meet expectations. We do strive to provide our visitors with a first class experience and it appears we missed the mark with your tour. We’ll use this information to provide better training for our team....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful,even if you don't drink, it is a must see. The historical buildings and rich history will intrigue anyone. Out r tour guide David was genuinely passionate about his job and the history behind buffalo trace. He answered all of our questions...More

Thank Dori F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicest, unexpected pleasure of a Bourbon Trail gem. Don't forget to look ALL around you as you park and walk to the visitors center/tasting room - those buildings not only are historic but are housing the operations of this distillery - peer in the windows...More

Thank debrabR3931ED
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed our visit. Freddie Johnson a legacy at Buffalo Trace takes one back in time. He enhanced our understanding of the rich heritage and culture of bourbon. We have to give honorable mention to Laura she so kindly assisted us with our reservation.

Thank Paul B
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Miller W
5 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
I would a lot two hours at least for the hard hat tour. Well worth it, though. Far more interesting than Woodford.
Delford C
30 May 2017|
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Response from Kathy R | Reviewed this property |
It is not an Outlet Mall and the Basic Tour is Free. There are longer tours of the property, Behind scenes etc....you can make reservations for---unsure if there is a cost. But no the Basic Tour and Tasting is Free-- They... More
Ronald S
2 September 2016|
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Response from Benjaminksmith | Reviewed this property |
No. Pappy is not available just any day. At the distillery you can purchase BT, White, Vodka and Bourbon Cream.