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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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“bourbon cream”(260 reviews)
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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
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's tough to navigate the stops of the Bourbon Trail, especially when you only have a couple days and have to choose your stops. This is one that you should put on the list and not negotiate with. Beautiful property, amazing tour and wonderful tasting....More

Thank Aaron O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First bourbon distillery we have ever visited. We learned alot from our tour guide, Becky. She was witty, funny, and we learned so much during the tour about the history of bourbon being distilled and aged. The tasting after the tour was lots of fun...More

Thank trock4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like bourbon and have time for only one distillery, this is the one! There are several tours. Ours was the basic tour and very informative. Our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. There is a tasting at the end. Also, a nice gift...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Summer Supper and it exceeded all of our expectations. The event started out with drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the lawn, next to the event building. It was the perfect evening for such an event. The grounds are lovely and the falls/stream...More

Thank Venice245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw a lot, learned a lot, and Don educated us on bourbon and history. Large campus of 1800's buildings, and one of few distilleries that did not shut down for Prohibition, since they produced "medicinal" whisky. Well worth your time! Only regret was that...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing tour. This takes you to areas you normally wouldn't see and let's you experience part of the process you don't hear much about. You get to see a lot of the grounds and hear about the history and process. The tasting was...More

Thank BackPacker789586
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to catch the last tour of the day at Buffalo Trace Distillery this week. The BT grounds are rich with history, original buildings, and the tour was quite interesting. I was unable to take the more in-depth "Hard-Hat Tour" which requires...More

Thank MartyS306
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a complex. The grounds are filled with original buildings and warehouses holding all the liquor that makes them famous. Tours and tasting is free and worth taking in. We were here just to pick up a special order but stayed for all the...More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A few pals and I visited BT last weekend and had a great time. Our tour guide, Will, was awesome as I learned some things that I didn’t know and cemented my believe that BY was the best bourbon around. The fact that it was...More

Thank Dowdy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Buffalo Trace distillery in May of 2018 as part of a company group event. Even though I’m not a huge bourbon person, I’ve got to say, it was fun and informative and for me lots of great areas for photos. I loved the...More

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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.