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Buffalo Trace Distillery

113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
+1 800-654-8471
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Bourbon Trail Tour to Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, and Wild Turkey
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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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“hard hat tour” (249 reviews)
“bourbon cream” (246 reviews)
“root beer” (147 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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113 Great Buffalo Trce, Frankfort, KY 40601-2091
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"hard hat tour"
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"bourbon cream"
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"root beer"
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"ghost tour"
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"free tour"
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"bourbon trail"
in 227 reviews
"great tour"
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"gift shop"
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"pappy van winkle"
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"bottling room"
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"white dog"
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"barrel tour"
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"third generation"
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"regular tour"
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"national historic landmark"
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"bottling area"
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"standard tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

The guided tour is a full tour that ends with a tasting. I am not a bourbon fan, but would definitely recommend this distillery for a visit. The tour guide was excellent and took time to answer questions. The size of the group is small,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I hadn't taken a bourbon trail tour in some time but after a few minutes in I remembered how much fun they are especially when you have a great tour guide and lively group. We had both for the Buffalo Trace tour and it was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour guide Art really made our tour. He injected just enough humor to keep everyone laughing and peppered his remarks with some fascinating bits about the history of Buffalo Trace (and it's predecessor companies - a distillery has been operating here continuously since 1786)....More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived prior to the start of a free one hour tour that they offer. We found the tour informative & interesting. You get to see a small area of the storage & bottling area. Also, you get to sample two bourbons after your tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have never visited Buffalo Trace Distillery, you need to go! We didn't take the tour this trip, as we had been on their tour recently, but we did do the tasting. The tasting allows you to sample 2 of the 4 liquors they...More

Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here on a Friday afternoon and got in on the next tour. The tour was great - even showed a little film in addition to visiting the various buildings to explain the steps in creating bourbon. Our guide was great. The tour, including...More

Thank dawn h
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went down to the Trace for a bourbon tasting and really enjoyed our visit. Not only did we get to sample some of the best bourbon in the world, we were treated like royalty! After our tasting we were treated to a great tour...More

Thank dlamb789
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just came back from Kentucky and Buffalo Trace was our first stop. Our tour guide was Freddie and of all the stops and tours, this was by far our favorite. Freddie is a 3rd generation employee of Buffalo Trace and his...More

Thank beachball42
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buffalo Trace is not on the official "Kentucky Bourbon Trail," but don't let that stop you from visiting. Many of the most respected labels are distilled here. This was by far the best tour we took of many, many distilleries. Our tour guide, Freddie, was...More

Thank HMW1st
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the plant with no reservations or true understanding of what was there. The first thing that hits you is the smell of the bourbon in the air! It was tremendous! The tours are free, as Buffalo Trace is NOT a member of the...More

Thank Bill K
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Diane W
16 April 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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Miller W
6 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.
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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
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