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Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

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Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone Number: +1 502-337-1000
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Description: Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center opened on October 15th...
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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Thank You to the SalesLadies

I would love to Thank the SalesLadies at the store. They were most helpful in finding the items that I needed "Fighting Cock Bourbon" . I didn't take the tour and it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I would love to Thank the SalesLadies at the store. They were most helpful in finding the items that I needed "Fighting Cock Bourbon" . I didn't take the tour and it was a pleasure talking and laughing with ladies working there. Thank You Ladies and Thank You Heaven Hill. I shall return in July.

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

great tour and great bourbon tasting!! lots of history, and things you didnt know about Heaven Hill!! GREAT TIME

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Something so Organic about this beautiful Welcome Center. You cease to be a spectator to the historty of Bourbon Distilling and become immersed in the experience instead. The aesthetically pleasing atmoshphere just makes you want to stay and when you have to leave you want to return.

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Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Pros and Cons for this Bourbon Trail Stop Pros-you get a stamp for your passport getting you one visit closer to your t-shirt! You get to purchase from their incredible selections of Bourbons and sauces, some of which you can only get here. (That's an important tidbit for collectors) The staff there is amazing, patient and knowledgeable. You get to... More 

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shakopee, Minnesota, USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The museum isn't what I was expecting. The whole experience left me wanting to see something real, I felt from the first few steps in the building like I was in an airport gift shop. The tour felt like a "museum", not real at all like Willett. I like Elijah Craig, Parkers and Evan Williams (They can have my bottle... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped by Heaven Hill last weekend in the middle of a whirlwind bourbon trail four-distillery day. We chose the Portrait of Heaven Hill Tour in the interest of time. While the description on the website aptly describes this "tour" as a short film and tasting, the name is deceiving. We didn't step foot outside the visitor's... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The highlight of Heaven Hill was the service. We were starved after our drive from Jim Beam, so we reserved our tasting and they guided us to a nearby McDonalds to grab food before our tasting. Very friendly staff! The tasting was a Connoisseur Tasting, so they did very little of the typical "how bourbon is made" explanations and more... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We paid for the Connoisseur Tasting and expected a very special experience....we were very disappointed. Four tastings and nothing very special. Got to keep the glass...whoppie.

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Lancaster, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very modern, new, nice display. As soon as you walk in the door they jump on you to take a tour. Didn't really want to take a tour but they refuse to let you sample if you don't take the tour. Husband took one of the tours so he could sample. He said he enjoyed it. He liked the tastings... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Hit this during one of our Bourbon Trail trips. The Center probably set the trend of modern and very corporate visitor centers for the distilleries. Nice displays on the history and process of distilling bourbon. Nice quick visit to the a working rickhouse. If you're a bourbon fan or if you're nearby and just curious what a distillery is like,... More 

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