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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Our first of 4 stops on the trail but by far my favorite. It’s free and you still get samples of 5 products. The property feels as old as the distillery is but they have maintained it well. Our guide was new but was well...More

Thank traveleramanda
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Buffalo Trace while on vacation in Kentucky. We decided to tour The Bourbon Trail. Buffalo Trace is not included in the Bourbon Trail but it is well worth the visit. Of all the distilleries we visited, it was my very favorite. Our tour...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brain was great. His presentation was well done. Plan your visit to allow enough time to tour taste and shop. Would like to thank all the employees for being very friendly and helpful.

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

FREE...what else can you say? This place ran like a well-oiled machine. We were stunned that the "Hard Hat" tour let us walk around everywhere the employees work. It is truly a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on there. The gentleman on our regular tour...More

Thank frequentguest_13
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Reviewed 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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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
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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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