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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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The Ivy League of Distillery tours

Don't miss this one. Easy access from Frankfort. Nearly 200 years of whiskey history which is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
teamsnardy
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Vincennes, Indiana
Awesome!

Great place to visit and experiment! The tour guide was great! If you are going to the area I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Z9985EIdenisew
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just took the ghost tour. Thank god it is free, because it is an awful experience. Our tour guide even stated he was not a believer. No ghost stories, just spent some time in the rickhouse and the Blanton Mansion. At the end you get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank skiplax
Buffalo T, Manager at Buffalo Trace Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello skiplax, Thank you for your recent visit to Buffalo Trace! We are very sorry to see that your visit to the Distillery for our Ghost Tour did not live up to expectations. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for all guests and it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this one. Easy access from Frankfort. Nearly 200 years of whiskey history which is enjoyed on the lush grounds as much as in the unusual brick rick houses. Learn about collecting the horse race running on top of every Blanton's bottle. Our tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank teamsnardy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit and experiment! The tour guide was great! If you are going to the area I would definitely recommend you stop in!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Z9985EIdenisew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I want to start by saying I highly recommend visiting this place! We had not originally planned on going here as I do not drink bourbon but we had a change of plans and spent Saturday afternoon at Buffalo Trace and to say the least...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lori H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here while doing the Bourbon Trail in the Louisville, KY area. We asked how much it was for the tour when we arrived and they said: Since it was not part of the "Bourbon Trail", they do not charge for the tour or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our tour at Buffalo Trace. Our tour guide, Lee was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. Having the opportunity for a free, guided tour of one of our favorite distilleries was a unique experience. The property is unbelievable. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hulacherry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Buffalo Trace on a Sunday, so tour options and tour hours are rather limited. We had intended on visiting during the week and then our plans had to be changed. All of the tours are complimentary at Buffalo Trace. If you want the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place! Free tour and the tour guide was great. Was a must see for us and only one of our group is a bourbon drinker. Very cool place

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liz F
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The "hard hat" tour was excellent and very detailed about everything that happens fr/ the time corn arrives (we actually watched as one of the trucks unloaded) through the milling process, to cooking, fermentation, distillation, barreling, & aging (we missed the bottling part) and then,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tencatdaddy
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We had an awesome time at this distillery with my son, Brody, who attends the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The tour guide gave us a lot of information during the tour, and it didn't take up all of our afternoon. I enjoyed it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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tropicaldrinks
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
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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.
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