Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery offers three distinct tours year-round: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tours start on the hour and are complimentary.
The Trace Tour is a journey through the origins of Buffalo Trace Distillery, bourbon in Kentucky and Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Experience a century-old aging warehouse. Walk down the line of our hand bottling hall—where all of our premium bourbons receive lots of TLC before leaving the distillery.
The Hard Hat Tour takes guests behind the scenes of the bourbon-making process to see where the magic happens. From the grain delivery to the cooking process to the fermentation tanks, you will see it all firsthand. This tour is available during distilling season. Please call for reservations.
The Post Prohibition Tour exposes visitors to the architecture and history of the post-Prohibition bourbon industry. The end of Prohibition was a new beginning for the Distillery. Buffalo Trace survived Prohibition as one of only four distilleries to remain operational for “medicinal purposes,” and with repeal, America was suddenly a very thirsty nation again. Witness the building boom that occurred during this time (1930-1950) and get a peek at some of the future plans for Buffalo Trace Distillery. Please call for tour times.
We hope to see you soon. Be sure to make Buffalo Trace Distillery part of your travel plans. For more information please call us at 800-654-8471 or explore online at www.buffalotrace.com.
Visitors can now enjoy lunch at the Firehouse Café, located just a short walk away from the Visitor’s Center. Enjoy favorites such as an E. H. Taylor All-American Sub, Bung Up Chicken Salad Sandwich or Elmer T. Lee Banana Pudding while watching barrels of fine Kentucky bourbon roll by.
See authentic fire coats and boots once worn by distillery workers in the 50’s and 60’s when the Firehouse was in full swing at the Distillery and take your picture next to the 1964 Ford fire truck!
The Firehouse Café is open Tuesday - Saturday
(closed Sunday and Monday) from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. The Café is open seasonally, May-October.
Buffalo Trace Distillery has been producing some of the world's best bourbon for more than 200 years. From visiting the distillery to buying your own barrel, a trip to Buffalo Trace offers a unique experience for everyone. Below are two sample stories about visiting the Trace.
A Spirited Trip in Central Kentucky
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a great place to start your bourbon adventure. Centrally located in Frankfort, Buffalo Trace is the most award-winning Distillery in the world and welcomes visitors year round.
As you explore the bourbon region, you’ll discover that more than two hundred distilleries were scattered throughout the landscape of central Kentucky before Prohibition. Today, only eight remain and each is as different as the bourbon they produce.
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Roll out a whole barrel of bourbon!
For those at a loss on what to buy that person who has everything, think bourbon—a whole barrel of bourbon, to be exact! Buffalo Trace Distillery, located in Frankfort, Ky offers bourbon enthusiasts the unique opportunity to hand-select their very own barrel of premium bourbon. Visit the Trace to experience an amazing day of southern hospitality and leave with the ultimate souvenir!
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For more information about visiting Buffalo Trace Distillery, please call 800-654-8471 or go to www.buffalotrace.com.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is situated on more than 100 picturesque acres, marrying the beauty of Kentucky with the tradition of bourbon production. High-resolution images are available of all aspects of Buffalo Trace, including production, tours, bottle shots, historic images and more. Click on the thumbnail photos below for the high-resolution photos.
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