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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

Went to distillery for a wedding. What a perfect venue; absolutely beautiful!! Plans were for an outside wedding in the gardens, but last minute downpour of rain moved us indoors. Everything was still lovely and staff were very accommodating. Short tours of the distillery facility...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beachretirement55
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday afternoon. We had a group of 6 adults between the ages of 21-53. There are several tour options to choose from, some are by reservation; some are offered only on certain days/times. The distillery web page has all the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V2904KMrobinm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Buffalo Trace has the best tour out of most KY distilleries. Well informed, friendly and their exclusive Bourbon Cream is amazing.

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

My girlfriend and I visiting Lexington from New York State decided to ring in the New Years with a visit to the Buffalo Trace Distillery and take their tour! The New Years Eve weather was mild low 60's with rain ☔️ but that didn't hamper...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RP329
Reviewed 3 days ago

Second time we took the tour. This time we took guests from England, who enjoyed the history and first-hand look at one of Kentucky's signature industries. Very knowledgeable and personable guide. Can get crowded, so patience is required, but with no charge for admission it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jclarkin
Reviewed 3 days ago

We live in Frankfort and always take our out of town guests to Buffalo Trace. The tour is the best. It includes a great introductory film, tour of the warehouses and bottling rooms, and a generous tasting! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and often...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kaykellerscott
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must stop if in the Frankfort area. Great bourbon of course but very friendly staff and lots of cool history to look at. Art was our tasting guide and he is fantastic. I’ll be back again soon!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 707dough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun tour and it was free. Our guide gave us a lot of great information on the history of bourbon and the prohibition era. There were generous samples during the tasting portion of the tour. The grounds had a wonderful bourbon smell....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E820BFjillh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Hard Hat Tour with Jimmy as our tour guide - it was brilliant! Jimmy is very knowledgable, welcoming and clearly loves his job, the distillery and Kentucky which made the tour really enjoyable. At the end, we were able to try a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scarletvivian
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings and grounds are beautiful and offer much history to "spirits" manufacturing in KY. The tour is very informative and it is free.

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.
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.