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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of taking a tour with Freddie Johnson. It lasted almost twice as long as was scheduled and did not hit on the typical bourbon making process that every other distillery shows. This tour went into the history both of the distillery...More

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

Had a great time doing the tasting. Consisted of a vodka, the standard Buffalo Trace bourbon, the Rare, and the bourbon cream. Vodka was super smooth. The bourbon cream was amazing - adding some root beer to it was awesome. Lastly the chocolates were delicious...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank haras690
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the ghost tour at 7pm and the barrel tour at 9.30 am the following day. The tasting on both tours was the same.Vodka, bourbon, cream liquor with and without root beer and chocolates. The amounts poured are very small so no issues with DUI....More

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

Stop by to take the main tray store which was very informative about the history of the grounds as well as bourbon in the area. our guide was very friendly and answered all the wrong questions patiently and was little anecdote that were amusing. the...More

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

Great opportunity to visit an old distillery and learn about bourbon. The walking tour was an hour long and FREE. Only catch is you don’t get a stamp on the Bourbon Trail passport. What you get is a introduction by an energetic tour guide followed...More

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

This tour was very enlightening around the history of bourbon, as well as the production. Learned a lot. The tasting was good, offering a good range of their products. Be sure to go to the gift shop early, if you want to buy a product....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JeffR886
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the “hard hat tour” and enjoyed the experience. Guides are friendly and knowledgeable. Buy some gifts from gift shop and Bourbon Creme is awesome. Bourbon is even better. Cool place to check out. Grounds are beautiful. You can even take a picture...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit while in Frankfort. Took the distillery tour which lasts about an hour. Tours stay on the hour so be there a few minutes ahead or you might have a little wait. For tells you about the history and teaches about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Briansc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a hard hat tour the other day a really enjoyed ourselves.Got to meet Freddie Johnson who suggested we picu a bottle of Blantons single barrel that they were putting on the shelf as it wouldn't last long. Mike was our guide and also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank newton j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour involves walking to a few of the buildings, seeing a short video, listening to tour guide point out different features of barrels, buildings, and other equipment. Then it ends in the gift shop with some tasting of the final products. I even bought...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.