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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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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 yesterday via mobile

Although Buffalo trace distillery is not part of the Kentucky bourbon tour, this was the first distillery we visited , all tours and generous tastings are free and the tour guide who we were fortunate to have was hilarious , he regaled us with stories...More

Thank Chinta K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see distillery, especially if you’re a bourbon fan. Take a tour and if you’re lucky enough to get Freddie Johnson as your tour guide you’re in for an excellent treat. Freddie is a third generation worker who’s knowledge of the facility...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a fun introduction to bourbon distilling. The tour is free and lasts about an hour. We didn’t see any actual distilling happening, but it was informative and we saw three or four different buildings. You get two free tastes at the end of...More

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour- we enjoyed the Barrel tour! We learned a lot about the product and aging of whiskey!

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I felt it was necessary to visit Buffalo Trace even though it was not part of the Bourbon Trail. We are glad we did and not just because of the unbeatable price of free. We opted for a more historic tour that...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Offers all the basic information available at most distillery tours. The history of this distillery presented in a short movie. A lot of High End Small Batch Bourbons produced here and the way they produce these brands was interesting. A lot of key characters in...More

Thank JohanChop
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great distillery tour. Very informative and interesting. Several tours to choose from. Recommended to us by Copper Top tours.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this distillery. This was where we went on our first bourbon tour years ago. While they keep changing and adding to tour and merchandise options, the place is always helpful, professional and friendly. The have the best bourbon candy of all the distilleries...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m a bourbon lover & really wanted to stop by on my way home from Florida to Canada. Lovely grounds & informative (complimentary) tours. We enjoyed tasting a few of the bourbons- loved the bourbon cream- and possibly convinced my partner to give bourbon a...More

Thank iMelanieMe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! Learned a lot from our “taste” person - he did a chemistry experience which really was interesting- bourbon was good just not enough of it!! Lol - would recommend

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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.