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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 #4 of 5 Activities in Bardstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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... more » 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. « less
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Camdenton, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This was a short tasting . The history of the distillery is self guided with pictures displayed on the walls. There is a nice display of their collector bottles. The gift shop has a very nice bourbon cookbook for $2.

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allentown
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were on a bus tour and had a guided tour of the Heritage Center in Bardstown. We watched the informative film and did the taste testing of some bourbon at the Heaven Hill. Got to shop and purchase some item made with the bourbon or bottles of bourbon. The staff was well informed on the products they make and... More

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St. Louis, MO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you're interested in actually seeing the operations, I would recommend visiting both the Evan Williams Experience in Louisville and the Heritage Center in Bardstown. I would also recommend taking one of the longer tours. We took the shortest tour and saw the informative film and then were fortunate enough to have a personal tasting. We had previously been to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We did the Whiskey Connoisseur Tour, and I put quotes around "tour" as it is really a tour in name only. It is intended for folks who are already familiar with the basics, and are looking for an opportunity to try some of the premium bottles offered by Heaven Hill (but they can't just do "tastings" by law, so there... More

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Brunswick, Ohio
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42 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After going on some distillery tours and finding some shut down production for the summer months, we asked what the tour included. Clerk told us the visitor center, a movie, a walk to the barrel warehouse and a tasting. I'm not paying $8 to look at barrels and see no production. They did have the best visitor center of all... More

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West Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We chose not to go on the tour of the facilities because after you've seen a couple stills and a few rick houses, they're all the same. However, if you're already a bourbon fan and understand the distillation process, they you may want a chance to taste some great bourbons that are typically priced too high for the average Joe... More

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Riverside, California
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stopped here on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We elected to take a 30 minute tour with high end bourbon tasting for $15.00. WOW, what a great investment. Bill, our mentor, spent every minute of the 30 minutes and more educating us in bourbon appreciation. We tried four high end bourbons, one costing $400 a bottle, while learning how to enjoy... More

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Chicago area
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I gave this a 4 because you don't get to see any of the distilling process at this facility. The tour is more about the history of Heaven Hill and bourbon distilling, though we did get an in-depth tour through the aging warehouses and learned a little more about how they rotate the barrels, make selections for single barrel and... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was disappointed with this distillery. It felt very corporate and after having just toured Marker's Mark and some other craft distilleries it felt very businessy. I was disappointed that we were not able to taste any of the bourbon without having to take a 1 hour and 15 minute tour which included having to sit through a video. It would... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was touted as a big experience but I was disappointed. For $15 per person we got a walking tour of the description and history of the distillery that was posted on the walls of the center. We did get a tasting of four of the more expensive bourbons, $130 to 240 a bottle. But the guide was not real... More

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