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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Favorite Tour on the Bourbon Trail

We took the Bourbon Barrel specialty tour. It was free and an EXCELLENT tour, even if it hadn't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hedgeventure
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Fun Education on Kentucky Bourbon

Since we are in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country, we thought we would stop in to learn more... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim B
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Grapeview, Washington
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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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113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Bourbon Barrel specialty tour. It was free and an EXCELLENT tour, even if it hadn't been free. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, and made the experience very enjoyable. This is a fully walking tour, nothing too difficult but wear comfortable shoes....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hedgeventure
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since we are in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country, we thought we would stop in to learn more about it. We took the hard hat tour since it takes you into the actual production areas. Our tour guide, Dave, was really good at explaining...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had some time before I had to work so one of my associates arranged a tour for our small group. Chuck was our guide for the hard hat tour. We had a wonderful time. Chuck was very informative and made this a fantastic tour....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amberworks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our introduction to bourbon tours. It's a great place to start because it's free! It's it's own little town with a feeling of community with everyone that works there. They have a great gift shop with their vast selection and a hard hat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location on the river. Very interesting and historical tour. Part of KY Bourbon Trail. Nice gift shop and bourbon tasting. A must visit!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank joyh279
Reviewed 4 days ago

The only tour I found that is free. Others charge $10-15 a head. The tour was great and great customer service. Nice tasting at the end. They are not officially on the “Bourbon trail but a must!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kmama60
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Buffalo Trace Distillery on a recent vacation. The tour and tastings are free. Our guide (regretfully didn't get her name) was a local who really knew the history of the distillery, the process, and products. Her delivery was genuine, didn't feel "canned," and she...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lizperr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop on the Bourbon Trail. Have to say, it was the best. We did the free tour and it was just great. Dave was our tour guide, couldn’t have asked for a more informative or personable experience. I will definitely be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 126walta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Hardhat tour of the facility and was totally amazed. This is a huge distillery and expanding currently but provided a very in depth tour of its making bourbon from grain being unloaded all the way to the barrels in the warehouses. Chuck was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drwoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had the best smelling mash. We tried to do a tasting but they only have those at certain times so didn't get to do that. But will go back to do the tour. Lay out is nice and they have a nice gift...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
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tropicaldrinks
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
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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.
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