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Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004
+1 502-337-1000
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Ranked #5 of 7 Activities in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center opened on October 15th 2004. In 2009 we were...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center opened on October 15th 2004. In 2009 we were awarded the Whisky Magazine Icons of Whisky Visitor Attraction of the year award.

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Tampa, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a small amount of time to tour Heaven Hill and I was very surprised and happy to see they were offering a short history and tasting tour. Our guide was excellent and we got to try Larceny, Bernheim and 2 bourbons that are only available there, one being aged in Cognac barrels at the end. The 2 bourbons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This was the first stop on our Bourbon trail tour, and the tour guide, and the description of the process, the company, and the variety of product in their store was superb! We also did the tasting part of the tour, and had a great in-depth education on the process and the tour glide was great!!! The store was very... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center near Bardstown, Kentucky is well worth the visit. While waiting for your tour to start you can enjoy a well-organized & informative historical display of various aspects of the bourbon business. The tasting (up to 6 different bourbons) was very informative and enjoyable as well with our tour leader spicing things up with his... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A really nice place to visit for a hour or so. You learn a lot about their history and the staff has a lot of knowledge about their bourbon products.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fabulous place on the Bourbon Trail to learn and have a better understanding of bourbon. Our guide was Bill, he's the best, very knowledgeable. Tasted great bourbons. Will definitely return and take friends.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This attraction is a very nice overview of the rich history of bourbon production in Kentucky. It's primarily a series of dioramas that allow the visitor to get a sense of the way the distillers grew from a series of small family businesses to the major producers of today. However the most valuable part of this visit is the ability... More 

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Highly recommend taking a trip down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Heaven Hill is one of many along the trail and can be toured in a single trip or combined with other distillers in the area. Be sure to ask how the Devils Cut is extracted and bottled. Then take the option of washing your own bottle with Bourbon of course... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a really big company, and it shows in how they conduct their "tour". We sat in a conference room, watched a video, and had a taste of their product. Never saw any of the actual workings like at the other places we visited. The personnel were nice, but I certainly wouldn't go back.

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Florence
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nice visit. The person at the "tour desk" was able to get us in to the presentation at the last minute. We did not visit the distillery but just did a quick walking tour and taste. The tasting room was VERY small but then it was just added. It was a small room - so commit to this (everyone else... More 

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Nashvi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We didn't take a tour, but rather did a tasting. We were able to try a couple of products we had never even heard of and found one we liked. We kept this as a pretty quick stop on a day when we did 2 other distilleries from the bourbon trail.

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