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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here and went on the hard hat tour. The tour itself was interesting including a great spot on the roof for a picture of the place, but we were glad it wasn't our first stop as the group was large and the guide...More

Thank Kristina L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here for my birthday and BT happens to be my fave bourbon so it was a great day. We took the tour which started in the gift shop (of course) and we were already picking out things we were going to buy at...More

Thank SDH424
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the general tour as an impromptu experience. We had never even tasted bourbon before but the guide explained everything in a way we could appreciate, with a sense of humor and engaging manner. The tour and tasting was free, but we certainly left...More

Thank 223maggie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So glad we stopped at Buffalo Trace first. Our tour guide Rick was fantastic. He was very enjoyable. Not only does he go through the process, he provides history about the area and many good stories. We saw many distilleries today. But as big as...More

Thank Lolas1919
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was in a private tour group and the local Buffalo Trace guide spent too much time talking about Blanton's, a premium brand with commemorative bottle caps designed like racehorses. I guess these bottle caps are supposed to be collectors items. The bourbon tasting was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chuck is a retired teacher and was definitely on his game for our tour. We saw the process and it is really remarkable. From the smell of the mash to the feel of the non-gmo corn meal to the warmth of the shine coming from...More

Thank jbmedman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stop on a Bourbon Trail day, so we did not take a tour, just arranged for a tasting. The grounds were gorgeous and it was lovely to be able to walk around and explore. The gift shop was packed and the...More

Thank kellikell
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, Buffalo Trace has certainly embraced the tourism that has come with the bourbon boom. Their visitors center is large, can accommodate multiple tasting groups, and the store is very well stocked (except for Blantons!). We did not tour as all of the tours were...More

Thank Angelo S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the ghost tour. Not as much fun as it sounds and the tasting samples were nothing very special.

Thank putitby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took two tours of the distillery, the national historic landmark tour in the morning and enjoyed it so much we came back in the afternoon for the distillery tour. It is so nice that they do not charge for their tours and still include...More

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Tommy K
13 May 2018|
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Response from 2Hippies1Dog | Reviewed this property |
Yes....and there is an elevator there.
2 May 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
15 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.