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Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort

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Must see · Distillery · Food & Drink
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 were greeted at the gate by a helpful gentleman that told us where to park and pointed us in the direction for our entry. We were asked to wear a mask if not vaccinated at entrance and not...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our tour and tasting including all the history and future expansions currently in the works. Buffalo trace is beautiful and the staff is so friendly at every turn.  more »
  • Weller its hard to find here lately in our liquor stores but, I love it and been drinking it for years. I would love to order it directly from the makers if possible?
  • Our favorite tasting experience in bourbon country! We loved the Bourbon Cream so much we ended up taking a bottle home for Thanksgiving and it has since become a tradition. Great service with knowledgeable and fun staff!

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