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Buffalo Trace Distillery

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“hard hat tour”(256 reviews)
“bourbon cream”(260 reviews)
“root beer”(162 reviews)
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
113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Really liked this distillery. Good tour that was free. Prices were good on product they sell. Lots of history. The creme bourbon and root beer is yummy!

Thank Tina T
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We got the name of BTD from one of my husband’s coworkers. Wow! Besides the fact that it is beautiful and somewhat peaceful, the tour was just as cool. We got a great history of the distillery, how they make the bourbon and tasting. It...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

My wife and I and another couple visited the Buffalo Trace Distillery one morning in mid-July. We took the tour of the distillery and sampled the products at the end of the tour. The tour was very descriptive, and it was fun to see the...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed August 3, 2018

This place in amazingly beautiful and full of History. Buffalo trace never lets me down. Freddy is the best you can find anywhere. The dedication from all the workers prove that this place is a 1 in a million. No wonder they've been around for...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

This is the only distillery we chose to visit again during our second Bourbon trip through Kentucky. History oozes out of this place. All though they are not officially on the Bourbon Trail this is a must for any serious bourbon drinker as some of...More

Thank LEHankins
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Family from all over the US converged in Lexington for a wedding. The Buffalo Trace Distillery tour was perfect for us tourists. Although several tours are offered, we chose the basic one that begins on the hour. HINT: if you plan to go late in...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We learned so much about the making of bourbon. Our guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The tasting was also free, but I wish it included at least one of their more premium bourbons. The gift shop was well stocked, but we missed out on...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We were traveling with a large group of friends and arranged for a tour of Buffalo Trace. The tour was FREE! Our tour guide, Freddie, was AWESOME! He was very knowledgeable about all parts of the facility and the history of Buffalo Trace that includes...More

Thank Maria W
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Being from Frankfort Kentucky and moving to Orlando Florida you so quickly forget the beauty you had in your backyard. During our visit Home for a few days I made time to stop into see the grounds at Buffalo Trace! Such a lovely place and...More

Thank Jlkeithline
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We went on the free hour tour with Bob. First, Bob was wonderful!!! He was an amazing tour guide! Secondly, what a great free tour and tasting. We had so much fun. Learned so much! Absolutely an amazing distillery. So much history . Lots and...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.