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Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort

Categories: Distilleries, Food & Drink
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4.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
According to Guinness Book of World Records, Buffalo Trace Distillery represents the oldest operating bourbon distillery. In fact, it is a National Historic Landmark for operating before, during, and after Prohibition. Its origins date back to 1773, and it has a 1792 building still standing on the grounds. The site produces award-winning bourbons, as well as several rye whiskey labels and vodka. You can reserve a guided tour that focuses on the history of the site or take a behind-the-scenes tour. But you don't need reservations for the basic tour which takes you through the barrel-filled warehouses and the production line where bourbons are packed and sealed by hand. All tours are complementary. Ghost hunters believe that supernatural spirits can be found at the site; hear about it during the free ghost tour--with tasting included. Make Buffalo Trace Distillery a centerpiece of your Frankfort vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Frankfort vacation generator.
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  • Enjoyed the tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Frank was our guide & was quite entertaining while providing us with the facility's history. If you like bourbon, then you will enjoy this tour & tasting....  read more »
  • This was a really great tour of a very old and historic bourbon distillery. We learned the history of Buffalo Trace, saw a demonstration of how they make the bourbon, walked through the buildings wher...  read more »
  • Decided to try a tour at the last minute and arrived just before it started. Freddie was our guide and was fantastic. He explained everything so well and gave us many laughs as we toured. You won't be...  read more »
  • We had the most exceptional good fortune to be guided by Freddy and Leslee. Freddy is a third generation Buffalo Trace employee, and his humanity and wisdom were only surpassed by his sense of humor. What a generous soul! The distillery is gorgeous, fully authentic, and the only disappointment is the limited stock of bourbons for sale. Just Eagle Rare and Buffalo Trace - which are really their mid-level whiskeys. Still, the overall experience was the most heart-warming and informative of all our distillery tours. This is a must visit for all interested in Bourbon.
  • I think this was the best tour of a distillery I've had! The guide was very knowledgeable and fun. The tastes we had were delicious! The bourbon creme, wow! So good!! Best of all, it was free! You have to try it!!
  • This distillery tour ranks a very close second to Jim Beam. While this tour leaves out many aspects of the bourbon making process, there is something about the facility layout and overall feel that brings back good memories. Your tour quality is definitely based on luck and whether or not you get a good guide, but if you do, you're in for a treat. Also, if you're in town, try to run in the 5k race that takes place every year on the grounds. It's in my top 5 favorite 5ks.
  • Very cool. Smelled great. Got to learn some stuff and see bourbon production up close. Also got some free shots. Love it!
  • Fabulous and fun place to visit. The tours are educational and interesting. There are many tours so returning has more to see. Your guides are informative and fun. We had a great time.
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