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Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone Number: +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, Traveler Resources
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, Traveler Resources
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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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87 attraction reviews
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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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A new building, designed to provide visitors with a superior visit. The guided tour has a reasonable fee, or free for members. There is a series of displays to show the process to make bourbon. It continues in the rickhouse to the rear, then back inside to the tasting room for a selection of their bourbons. The tour ends, of... More 

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Tampa, FL
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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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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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