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“Best Bourbon Tour And Tour Guide Freddie Is A Bourbon Superhero”

Buffalo Trace Distillery
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Bourbon Trail Tour to Woodford Reserve, Buffalo...
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Frankfort
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
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 amazing. Third generation at the distillery and he had many wonderful personal stories to share along the way. The tasting that Freddie led was also unique from other bourbon tastings. I learned more during this tour and had more fun than the other distilleries put together. Do not miss out and its FREE!

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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 Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We took the basic Tour & Tasting. It lasted about 50 minutes, and ended above the gift shop. The tasting is another 20-30 minutes (the Bourbon Cream/Root beer combination was sublime!!) It was a lot of fun, you saw the basics, and kind of understand bourbon production better. The gift shop has limited choices on available bourbons (the sampled choices are always available, the better stuff by chance), get there early in the day for a better chance at the better stuff...

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very informative, interesting and enjoyable tour.
It's a must see if your trying to choose which distillery to tour!
You see the workers work, a video, a gift shop and the distillery while learning about bourbon, the history and the specific happenings of this one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old historic distillery that has won numerous awards for their bourbon over the years. It’s a lovely setting just on the outskirts of downtown Frankfort. The best part is that it is free. Remember, many others charge a fee as much as $20 per person to take a tour. Our guide was a retired teacher with a wealth of knowledge about the bourbon industry and very personable. The tour lasts about an hour with a tasting at the end. If you have children they provide root beer for the youngsters. There were folks on our tour from several different states plus folks from Germany and India. It’s a popular tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Buffalo Trace tour with my parents and our 3 kids (13,10,8). Everyone enjoyed it. The tour was free & tours run on the hour without reservation. We arrived only 10 minutes early and had no issue getting on the tour. However, with so many people, they split everyone into two groups, with separate tour guides, which was nice. Our tour guide (a man) was so fun and knowledgeable! However, he became sidetracked easily when people asked questions. So, in the movie room, it seemed like we were supposed to watch a video, but we ran out of time due to questions (mostly from my dad), and we moved to the next building. We also visited a barrel storage building and the bottling/labeling room (no bottling going on). One sweet worker gave each of my kids a "Blanton's" metal horse topper! At the end we were given 3 samples and a bourbon ball. The kids were given samples of root beer. Our 13yo said that this was his favorite stop on our KY road trip b/c of the root beer and all of the interesting information he learned. My mom was disappointed that we didn't get to see the stills or any type of processing, but she didn't realize that they offer several different tours. There was no pitch/sign/jar about tipping which was so refreshing, especially on a free tour. We did get a few things from the gift shop before heading out, and we all agreed that we would definitely be back to try some of the other tours available the next time we're in the area.

Thank SBL213
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