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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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“bourbon cream” (280 reviews)
“hard hat tour” (242 reviews)
“root beer” (138 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Offers all the basic information available at most distillery tours. History of this distillery presented in a short movie. A lot of High End Small Batch Bourbons produced here and the way they produce these brands was interesting. A lot of key characters in the...More

Thank JohanChop
Reviewed yesterday

We have been here twice. Both times the tour guide was excellent, entertaining and informative. We learned a great deal about the history of bourbon and some US history. We are going back again to take the "Ghost Tour" and are bringing 7 other people...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed yesterday

Not only the tour is free, but the tour guide was awesome, we learn a lot about the Buffalo Trace history, and we get to have a tasting at the end too, even for someone like me who is not so much into bourbon, it...More

Thank Olympe1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Buffalo Trace Distillery and thoroughly enjoyed the Tour and Tastings. Parking was a breeze, and the grounds were fantastic. The staff were all so super friendly and very helpful for both novice and seasoned fine spirits drinkers. The tour was extremely educational, fun...More

Thank Frank1776
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Buffalo Trace Distillery is home to the most iconic bourbons on the market, Blanton’s, Weller, Pappy van, Buffalo Trace and now Colonel Taylors. The list isn’t exhaustive. With complimentary admission and tasting coupled with an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable guides, like Bob, this distillery...More

Thank Dean P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds. Great people. Awesome old buildings. Try to visit at least once a year even if it is just to stop in for a quick purchase.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buffalo Trace Hard Hat tour, E.H. Taylor tour, Trace tour and Ghost tour were all very well done and led by fantastic guides.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not make it in time to do the tour. So we just visited the gift shop. In the gift shop the people there were offering bourbon ball to try. Delucious!!!

Thank Kris O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the National Historic Landmark Tour and had a great time! They permitted our dog to be on the tour, the only room he was not allowed to enter was the Blanton bottling room. It was very informative and free. Just make sure...More

Thank JK113012
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only privately owned distilleries we visited on The Bourbon Trail and they still give free tours. Get there earlier in the morning to get a bottle of Blanton's in the gift shop. We watched the old video which was a bit dated. Guide told...More

Thank JDS333
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Miller W
6 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
3 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.