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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601
+1 800-654-8471
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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 hand how we craft, age, and bottle America's native spirit, bourbon whiskey. All guests are treated to a complimentary tour and tasting of fine Kentucky bourbon as well as old fashioned root beer and bourbon balls. Don't forget to stop by our Gift Shop for authentic distillery products and to pick up a few bottles of the good stuff! HOURS: *Monday-Friday Tours: 9am-4pm departing every hour Gift Shop: 9am-5:30pm *Saturday Tours: 9am-4pm departing every hour Gift Shop:9am-5:30pm *Sunday Tours: Noon-3pm departing every hour Gift Shop: 12pm-5pm *All tours and tastings are FREE! *We have a beautiful Clubhouse that can be rented for events!
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
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“bourbon cream” (222 reviews)
“hard hat tour” (234 reviews)
“root beer” (131 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When family decided to take a short vacation to part of the Bourbon Trail - all agreed that Buffalo Trace Distillery was the "must do". Fortunately, was able to sign up for the Hard Hat Tour (did so approx. 2 weeks prior to our trip)....More

Thank Chapsbaby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great time at Buffalo Trace! The grounds are beautiful. They let you walk around points of interest. There is a free tour (where you learn a lot) and then there is a free tasting at the end of the...More

Thank Heidi L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were really excited after traveling 300 miles from Maryland. Buffalo Trace did not disappoint. Terry guided us with humor and grace through this lovely distillery. We tasted the sour mash and the final product and really understood what went into its creation.

Thank Raymon N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited 3 Distilleries and this was our favorite. Our only regret was this was #3 and we wish that it were #1. The tours and tasting are free. Two of their brands plus a bourbon cream for dessert (makes an AMAZING...More

1  Thank HoneyMoonNCR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in at 3 pm and able to participate in an hour distillery tour and tasting (tour and tasting are free). Fred was our guide and he is enthusiastic, experienced and fun. A novice to bourbon and learned a lot on this tour. Easy walking...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sunny day with the rich delicious smell of fermenting spirits in the air. FRED, our guide, did a very nice job of having information, being informative and patience to answer all questions.. A real historic landmark and part of KY history. Did I mention...More

Thank PHIL8888HighPoint_Nc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour and our guide was very informative and he enjoyed his job and made it fun. Then the tasting., well what can I say. We will go back for a different tour they have 6 different tours and they are all...More

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serious bang for your buck on this tour! #1 - it's free! #2 - it's on the registry of national historic places. #3 - you get an hour-long tour on the property including inside and outside of warehouses (barrels in the fermentation process), a bottling...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great tour! Our tour guide was very thorough for a free tour and tasting. There was a lot of history to learn. We got to watch how they bottle and package one of their bourbons too.

Thank crystal5312017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the tour on a cold, rainy morning. The guide was friendly and we all were offered umbrellas to use. There is so much history at this site and we learned much more than just bourbon. We really enjoyed the tour,...More

Thank Casi K
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Miller W
5 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
I would a lot two hours at least for the hard hat tour. Well worth it, though. Far more interesting than Woodford.
Delford C
30 May 2017|
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Response from Kathy R | Reviewed this property |
It is not an Outlet Mall and the Basic Tour is Free. There are longer tours of the property, Behind scenes etc....you can make reservations for---unsure if there is a cost. But no the Basic Tour and Tasting is Free-- They... More
Ronald S
2 September 2016|
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Response from Benjaminksmith | Reviewed this property |
No. Pappy is not available just any day. At the distillery you can purchase BT, White, Vodka and Bourbon Cream.