Hard Hat Tour

This tour is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Tour route includes stairs, elevated grated flooring, tight corridors, and  a good bit of walking . Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.  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.

This tour is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Tour Details


Tour Times

This tour is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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


113 Great Buffalo Trace, 

Frankfort, KY 40601

Distillery Hours


Buffalo Trace Distillery Tours & Tastings

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Sunday: Closed 

Buffalo Trace Distillery is closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Gift Shop Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday: Closed