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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
+1 800-654-8471
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this distillery. This was where we went on our first bourbon tour years ago. While they keep changing and adding to tour and merchandise options, the place is always helpful, professional and friendly. The have the best bourbon candy of all the distilleries...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m a bourbon lover & really wanted to stop by on my way home from Florida to Canada. Lovely grounds & informative (complimentary) tours. We enjoyed tasting a few of the bourbons- loved the bourbon cream- and possibly convinced my partner to give bourbon a...More

Thank iMelanieMe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! Learned a lot from our “taste” person - he did a chemistry experience which really was interesting- bourbon was good just not enough of it!! Lol - would recommend

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, what a cool facility! Unique in that it has been continuously operating for over 200 years. It still retains that old, industrial feel, which is crazy considering the amount of products they put out. Matt, our tour guide, was awesome! He was very knowledgable...More

Thank SeanOH440
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The complimentary tour was very educational with a friendly tour guide. We would gladly go back for one of the specialty tours on a future visit. The gift shop has lots of options. We appreciated the historic aspect of the facility, being the oldest continuously...More

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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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
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.