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Buffalo Trace Distillery

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Great tour

We signed up for the National Historic Landmark Tour because it was the only one available - glad... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
PG-NY
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Westchester, New York
via mobile
Historical, educational and tasty

We had an excellent tour guide who explained the history of the name and the location as well as... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Mit1202
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Clearwater, Florida
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We signed up for the National Historic Landmark Tour because it was the only one available - glad we did! Fabulous tour guide brought historic bourbon baron figures to life in the stories she told. George T Stag, EH Taylor, it felt like she knew...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We had an excellent tour guide who explained the history of the name and the location as well as the process to make Bourbon. The warehouses full of barrels was interesting but I liked to watch the production line. We were introduced to bourbons I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide was unbelievable, he explained so much in depth information throughout the tour, more so than any guide has done yet. One example is when he told the story of how “bourbon” got its name. No other guide has told us that (and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

With the history and beauty of the property, as well as everything being complimentary, no matter if you're a bourbon drinker or not, it is well worth your time to stop in and take a tour. If you want to do a more extensive tour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We took the first Trace Tour offered on Sunday AM. The distillery experienced an influx of people this day and had to split the group in half with two guides. Our guide, James, was an excellent guide. He was funny and spoke loudly enough for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baileybasset
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Check online as there are a variety of tour options, many of which are free. As a Blanton's fan I chose the one that included the Albert B. Blanton bottling hall. Our guide (I feel bad that I can't remember his name now) did a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nathanwatson
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We've been on many distillery tours in our time, this is easily top 3 if not the best. Staff is passionate and extremely friendly, went on a tour with Freddie Johnson, an an infamous 3rd generation employee of the distillery who is a wealth of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ted K
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Probably the most historic Bourbon Distillery with wonderful tastings of their bourbon. Denisa served us and was fun and friendly and really knowledgeable about the inner workings of the famous distillery. If you are into history you must see this historic and amazing buildings dating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bonnie N
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Freddy was the best! He knew the history of the plant, and had personal involvement that he shared. Most enjoyable tour yet.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Tastings are free. Entertaining and tasty. You get 2 tastings plus the bourbon cream and the bourbon bonbon. The guide was funny and informative. I wish I had more time to do the full tour and tasting which may be fee based but I do...More

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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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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