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Hard Hat Tour

Hard Hat Tour

An insider’s look into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into crafting truly great bourbon. See the distillation process first hand-from the grain delivery and mashing in our recently installed 20,000 gallon mash cookers, to fermentation and 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, and finishes in our state-of-the-art Dryhouse in the repurposed Warehouse B, built in 1881.

Tour route includes stairs, elevated grated flooring, tight corridors, continuous walking, noisy equipment, and dust. Closed toe shoes are required and we suggest dressing according to the weather. Those with acrophobia and/or fear of walking across metal grates may want to seek a different tour. For safety purposes, this tour is not available for guests under 12 years old.

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

Tour Details

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Tour Times

Due to limited quantities of our whiskeys, we only offer a few brands for tasting and purchasing in our Visitor Center.  Learn More

Tour & Tasting

75 Minutes

Location

113 Great Buffalo Trace, 

Frankfort, KY 40601

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tours & Tastings

Distillery Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The distillery closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Gift Shop Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Buffalo Trace Distillery is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The gift shop closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

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