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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601
+1 800-654-8471
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A great visit

I attended a free tour at Buffalo Trace this past weekend. It was clearly the popular thing to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greenville, North Carolina
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Good Tour and Tasting Experience

We have visited several distilleries in Kentucky and various other places. This tour was one of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birmingham, Alabama
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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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“bourbon cream” (206 reviews)
“hard hat tour” (230 reviews)
“root beer” (121 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I attended a free tour at Buffalo Trace this past weekend. It was clearly the popular thing to do in the area: there were nearly two dozen people on the tour! Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I have to note that I...More

Thank Ejane77
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited several distilleries in Kentucky and various other places. This tour was one of the better ones in the area. It was informative and entertaining, and it was free! The tastings were quite good, there was a broad selection.

Thank johnsokl223
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A well maintained old traditional distillery in a very pretty location. Everyone was cordial from the greeter to the bottlers. Tour guide Chuck was very informative of the origin, history and methods involved in Buffalo Trace and Kentucky Bourbon. Be sure to taste the bourbon...More

Thank tom g
Reviewed 2 days ago

If passion could be bottled like bourbon, its name would be Freddie Johnson. Freddie is 3rd Generation at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. He's one of the most animated and knowledgeable tour guides I've ever had in any venue! He's is a great Ambassador to this...More

Thank GaryT305
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First this is a free tour. Freddie was super informative and personable. We learned a lot about making bourbon, as well as many stories about how to experience a bourbon and what to look for when choosing a brand. His leading of the tasting time...More

Thank Rick H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very good place to visit, very friendly people.All the tours & tasting is free, you have to book the ghost tour in advance but it's still free and very informative. I didn't find a downside.

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 5 days ago

First of all, this tour is free! Most other distilleries are charging, usually $20. That being said, you don't really see much of the operation. Lots of rickhouses, some housing the legendary (and very expensive) Pappy van Winkle bourbon, and they take you in a...More

Thank johnmM754OI
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I made Buffalo Trace Distillery our first stop because Elmer T. Lee is my Bourbon of choice. Our tour guide (forgot his name, but will post a picture of him) was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the history...More

Thank MiddletonWI
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an interesting place to spend an hour or two. Take time to view the video about the history of the distillery and take a tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The aging bourbon in the warehouses gave a pleasant smell during...More

Thank Gary L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hands down, this was the best distillery tour that we took during our three days tasting bourbon. First of all, how can you not like a free tour! Then throw in Freddie, our guide, and you have a fabulous time. We got more information on...More

1  Thank Barb D
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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.