Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort

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. Our Frankfort travel itinerary planner makes visiting Buffalo Trace Distillery and other Frankfort attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We visited Buffalo Trace with our best friends on a trip to enjoy the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We thought we would just visit the property and skip the tour, but they had room for us so we joined in. T...  more »
  • Tour, history and tastings are first rate! Coy was our tour guide and he was very knowledgable and passionate about bourbon.  more »
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  • Could not have been more pleased with this tour! Welcomed our dogs with open arms and were able to participate in the tour with us (minus the bourbon sampling). Incredibly informative on how they make bourbon and the tour was rich with history- so cool to see the old warehouses still in use. Would recommend it to anyone- bourbon lovers or not.
  • Visited this landmark distillery over the Labor Day weekend. The tour and tour guide Rick were amazing. It was great to know how bourbons and other whiskies are made. The tasting of five different bourbons and whiskies at the end of the tour was fun. Kudos to Buffalo Trace distillery for offering such a tour and tasting absolutely free. The gift shop also had nice stuffs to purchase.
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