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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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Bourbon Trail Tour to Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey
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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!
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hard hat tour” (249 reviews)
“bourbon cream” (246 reviews)
“root beer” (147 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 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"
in 147 reviews
"ghost tour"
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"free tour"
in 132 reviews
"bourbon trail"
in 227 reviews
"great tour"
in 180 reviews
"gift shop"
in 219 reviews
"pappy van winkle"
in 45 reviews
"bottling room"
in 28 reviews
"white dog"
in 67 reviews
"barrel tour"
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"third generation"
in 29 reviews
"regular tour"
in 41 reviews
"national historic landmark"
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"bottling area"
in 27 reviews
"standard tour"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nice people. Free and interesting tasting. Did not go on tour, but hear it was nice. But no Bourbon to buy!!!!!! Really

Thank robbI658AT
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to 11 distilleries this weekend and this was the first that you could not buy their product. Very disappointed in that. They said that they did not want to compete with the liquor stores, but that seemed like a weak excuse when all...More

Thank jamiej86
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Reviewed yesterday

I get it, you can't have Bartons or EH Taylor on the shelves all the time but having only Bourbon Cream, Root Beer and Vodka on the shelves.....and not even your flagship brand is an insult. Yes the grounds are great and the tour guides...More

Thank al k
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I toured 4 distilleries in the area of Frankfort and we found Buffalo Trace to be the best of the 4. Our guide was knowledgeable, patient and took time to answer questions. The facility itself is iconic. We learned much about bourbon...More

Thank out4goodtimes
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful historic site with a ton of tour types to choose from. And really good bourbon! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. No question was unanswered! The stasing was fun tho the bourbon cream with their root beer was the highlight. Had to...More

Thank Bailey1018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the Distillery while on a horse racing trip with friends. What a great tour for anyone. Take a trip back into history and set your sights one of the rarest continuous distillery’s in the U.S.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked a hardhat tour (limited spaces) a few weeks before our trip online through the Buffalo Trace website. The distillery was easy to find and had ample parking close to the visitor center. The tour guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. As this was our...More

Thank Aaron1011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been on several bourbon trail tours. They are all great in telling the history and the science of bourbon. For something different and really special please go on the "E.H. Taylor Tour". It is also called "Bourbon Pompeii". They only have this tour...More

Thank Paula M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First bourbon tour. Not too long. Spirited tour guide, relatively large group on a nice Spring Friday afternoon. Wrapped up with a tasting of 4 options of which you could choose 2. The pours were generous. I had the Wheatley Vodka and the Eagle Rare....More

Thank luv2travel0110
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Reviewed 3 days ago

VERY impressed with this place! It was the 1st of 4 places we went to for distilleries. It was our favorite. We would definitely go back if we are in the area. They were friendly and the tour was great. Considering it was free and...More

Thank edzuhlke
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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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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.
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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
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