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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+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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  • Average2%
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“bourbon cream” (285 reviews)
“hard hat tour” (245 reviews)
“root beer” (139 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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"bourbon cream"
in 285 reviews
"hard hat tour"
in 245 reviews
"root beer"
in 139 reviews
"ghost tour"
in 114 reviews
"free tour"
in 130 reviews
"bourbon trail"
in 223 reviews
"great tour"
in 170 reviews
"gift shop"
in 211 reviews
"third generation"
in 27 reviews
"pappy van winkle"
in 44 reviews
"barrel tour"
in 24 reviews
"bottling room"
in 27 reviews
"white dog"
in 66 reviews
"regular tour"
in 41 reviews
"national historic landmark"
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"standard tour"
in 18 reviews
"free tasting"
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Reviewed yesterday

On a visit to Kentucky on business, I absolutely HAD to go to at least one distillery....but alas, the only thing we could fit in, was the night "Ghost Tour" at Buffalo Trace. It was fun (and it was free) but it wasn't very scary...More

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have traveled to all of Kentucky's large distilleries, and they are all lots of fun and unique despite the fact that their process is the same. Kind of like visiting wineries! Buffalo Trace, which is not on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, is my favorite....More

Thank DStin0731
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been on many other bourbon tasting experience tours and previously at Buffalo Trace, I am never disappointed when I turn onto Great Buffalo Trace for a visit. Most recently I took the Hard Hat Tour and found it to be one of my...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a great tour and a great time. It was so much fun seeing the bottling process, learning about their 200yr history and definitely he samples!! Great stop even if your just passing through

Thank Bnutty99
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As part of our Bourbon Trail Experience with The Kentucky Bourbon Boys, we were hooked up (thanks, Tim!) for the E.H. Taylor Tour, Bourbon Pompeii. We had another couple join us, as well as Tim and his friend, Dave, who had ridden along with us...More

Thank aeroflash
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been through Jack Daniels a few times, Woodford Reserve and now Buffalo Trace...I must say I like the old distillery. Woodford was modernized. I feel bad that I didn’t have time to tour and will have to come back. I was a little disappointed...More

Thank Don042053
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live local but had never went on a tour.I was very surprised with their tour, great looking grounds and free tastings and very informational. Great Tour

Thank Renae J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, I don't even drink, but this was one of the best tours I've ever been part of. We did the free tour they offer - no reservation needed! We did go on a Saturday, so the group was very large (not sure...More

Thank B_Katherine17
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is hard to be exclusive or different when most things have been said already. This is a wonderful Historic site that produces many different kinds of bourbon. We had only time for the one-hour tour (on the hour!!!). It was really good. We have...More

Thank Roberto070now
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful guide with first hand knowledge of the bourbon tradition made the tour very worth while and informative. Only drawback was the limited selection of bourbons to taste. There are several tours and they are free which is nice. We have been on the Kentucky...More

Thank richard b
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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.
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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
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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.
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