Experience A Tour For Every Taste

Our Tours

  • The Trace Tour

    The Trace Tour begins with an engaging video of the history of Buffalo Trace Distillery. You will then walk amidst the path of rolling bourbon barrels. You will be captivated by the alluring smell and atmosphere of bourbon sleeping inside the aging warehouses. Then you will go inside the renowned Blanton’s Bottling Hall where you will see signature bourbons being filled, sealed, labeled, and packaged—all by hand. 

    All visitors are welcome to walk in and there is no need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 25 or more. Families of all ages welcome.

    All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of some of our award-winning products.

    DURATION: 1 hour

    Mon-Sat: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Sun (April-Oct Only): 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    The Trace Tour leaves every hour, on the hour.

  • Hard Hat Tour

    An insider’s look into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into crafting truly great bourbon. You’ll witness everything from grain delivery to the cooking process to fermentation and, of course, distillation. The tour includes a stop at the E.H. Taylor, Jr. Microstill, where the Distillery’s unique and award-winning Experimental Collection whiskies are made.

    Tour route includes stairs and there is a lot of walking involved. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.

    All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of some of our award-winning products.

    Space on the tour is limited to 15.  Please contact giftshop@buffalotrace.com for booking large group tours.

    DURATION: 1 hour
  • National Historic Landmark Tour

    Learn why we are described “as a rare, intact example of a distillery operating before, during, and after Prohibition” on this educational and informative tour that focuses on the buildings, architecture, and history in the years between 1933-1953, which is the period of significance on which our National Historic Landmark distinction is based.

    All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of some of our award-winning products.

  • Bourbon Barrel Tour

    Move alongside our barrels during their journey throughout the Distillery. Learn about the specifications and history of our barrels, the different ways they age, and what happens to them when they can no longer be used for bourbon. Finish it all off where they finish, in our dump room.

    All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of some of our award-winning products.

  • Ghost Tour

    According to lore, there are more spirits residing at the Distillery than those aging in the warehouses. Featured on the popular TV show “Ghost Hunters,®” Buffalo Trace Distillery has long been rumored to have visits from the supernatural, most notably the ghost of Col. Blanton. Hear the legendary stories and get a look into the more haunted sites, including the rarely visited Stony Point Mansion where Col. Blanton died in 1959.

    All tours are complimentary and include a tasting of some of our award-winning products.