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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Closes in 14 min: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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“bourbon cream”(260 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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

This was the highlight of my trip to Kentucky. The tour guide was beyond knowledgable and the facility is amazing. Although I live over 600 miles away, I'll find an excuse to get back.

Thank SamSmith124
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't have time to go on a tour of the distillery, but I did sign up for a tasting. Turned out I was the only one so I had my own personal tasting. Loved the bourbon and cream! The tour and tasting are free....More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having some free time on Sunday morning after the Derby, we need over to Frankfort to check out Buffalo Trace. We actually weren't expecting too much with it being a free tour but it ends up being our favorite tour of the trip! Our guide...More

Thank PAlollipop
Reviewed 2 days ago

First off, there is ample free parking on site and the tours are gratis!!! There are multiple tours to choose from and one could spend a day taking different tours without overlapping much information. I chose the historic tour and was intrigued to find out...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First reserve the hard hat tour. Second make sure you are ready to walk climb and hike through the property. So 1 of only 2 distillery’s left that produced medicinal whiskey through prohibition. They have there own machine shop that is crafting parts for the...More

Thank Meander5
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had recently become acquainted with Blanton’s through a good friend. Found out we were only 20 miles from Buffalo Trace when we stopped for the night on a trip! Had time for only the basic tour the next morning. We had so much fun...More

Thank biencuit
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the more historic tour of the buildings and history of Buffalo Trace and found it fascinating. We went to places the regular tour does not go and the information on liquor in the area and how come Buffalo Trace survived was vey interesting....More

Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best casual tour. Oldest and most historic distillery. Interesting to see the Angel's track barrel rolling.

Thank Dave726
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice staff. the tour was short, no change. tasing was good. Would like longer tours to be more available. the gift shop is good

Thank cben632
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on this tour while I was in Kentucky on vacation. This was a great tour. The tour guide was super informative and fun!! although it was very hot that day, we were in and out of their buildings and so it was great!...More

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Tommy K
May 13, 2018|
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Response from 2Hippies1Dog | Reviewed this property |
Yes....and there is an elevator there.
May 1, 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
Diane W
April 15, 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.