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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” (249 reviews)
“bourbon cream” (246 reviews)
“root beer” (147 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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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"ghost tour"
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"free tour"
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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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"bottling room"
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"white dog"
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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 yesterday

Such a visually beautiful place. Lots of history here. The tour was a nice walking tour around the grounds. We bought some of the Buffalo logo items and the Eagle Rare whiskey. Yummy. This place got crowded, so go early.

Thank Melissa M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Coy gave our big group an entertaining and learning and tasting experience. However, when the tour was over at approximately 11:00AM, 2 of the 4 bottles that they sell were already SOLD OUT. And it was the Blanton’s that was sold out despite the fact...More

Thank JALToronto
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the hard hat tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery. It was so educational, hands on, and one of the best tours available. My husband had the opportunity to attend four other tours, and said this tour was by far the best.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here last week and had a bad experience and i wrote about it and the got in touch with me which was real nice and explained to me what happened and they are talking to employes about it and we got it handled...More

Thank buger
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Go online to select which free tour you would like to go on and some fill up fast so do in advance if you can. The distillery is easy to find with plenty of free parking. If you just want to visit the gift shop,...More

Thank joyceTL4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guides and tasting - they make about as good a vodka as anyone - and their bubonic - yikes don't get me started very nice

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here during derby weekend so of course it was crazy busy. We took the Pompeii tour. The history of this place and the family was so interesting. We had some taste testing at the end. If you are not a whiskey drinker, which...More

Thank Maren R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite stops on our tour! This distillery is not on the KY Bourbon Trail map but was a suggested stop from a friend. The entire farm was beautiful. It resembled a small town. There is a cafe that is open for lunch....More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was led by Freddie, who is the son and grandson of men who were involved in making Buffalo Trace Whiskey for many years. His insight and charm made our tour very special. The tasting experience was great, especially for the Bourbon Cream. Nice...More

Thank Virginia S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buffalo Trace's staff was very welcoming. We began with their regular tour, which was very informative about the distillery and it's history. Even going the extra step of allowing us to visit their hand bottling room and walk amount the employees (no ropes or dividers)...More

Thank Scott S
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Tommy K
14 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
16 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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