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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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“bourbon cream”(294 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a day!! Was lucky enough to take two tours during our visit. Don was our fabulous tour guide for the distillery tour. His commitment and knowledge of Buffalo Trace and their bourbons was inspiring. Bob was our “HARD HAT” (behind the scenes) tour guide....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We chose not to tour the distillery but did a tasting (many of the distilleries charge for a tasting - Buffalo Trace does not). The person providing the tasting was very knowledgeable and informative. On a disappointing not - Blanton's was not available in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Learned a lot. Had fun. Fell good and great food. Get there! We had a business mtg. 30 people. Great selection of bourbon

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Espo56
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love their whiskeys and have wanted to visit for awhile and were not disappointed. The tour we took was free and we got free samples at the end. Our tour guide, Rick, was fantastic, very enthusiastic and fun. The history of the place is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank craigc226
Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding. Our tour guide David was incredibly interesting and knew his stuff. He even stayed after for a few minutes to answer other questions we had at the end of the tour. We did the Trace Tour, a good basic tour that begins and ends...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A wealth of information and history about the industry and, of course Buffalo Trace. The tour is well constructed and FREE! The selection of bourbon to purchase was limited because it sells out so fast. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Has quaint feel to the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been on three other bourbon distillery tours and this one by far is the best and most impressive. Our tour guide Michelle was very knowledgeable and did a good job answering all our questions. I learned a lot more about the history and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little bit too much talking. Tour was over an hour long. Could have done without the vodka and white dog at the tasting. To top it off, there was no bourbon available for sale after the tour and the sales associates were very rude...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was great. Recommend less talking outside during cold weather. The parking was confusing too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great experience at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. All of the tours are free (our tour guide was amazing!!) and the campus is well organized. I don’t drink, however I very much enjoyed learning the history of the distillery..and there were even bourbon...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Richard T
March 3, 2019|
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Response from RP329 | Reviewed this property |
They make the Eagle 🦅 Rare Bourbon! They make a smooth vodka. The sell White Dog 120 proof hooch! Try their Bourbon Cresm over ice cream or in coffee or with root beer!
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