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Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone Number: +1 502-337-1000
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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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I am not a bourbon drinker but went with a friend and took the connoisseur tasting tour. The history was great and Phil, our guide, was so funny! I tasted all the bourbon and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Graham, North Carolina
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We did the tour and the bourbon tasting. The museum was very interesting and our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Even though they don't do any distilling here, it was a fun tour. At the end of the tour, we sampled four bourbons, some that were 'high end'. Everyone here was very nice. We were able to purchase... More 

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TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We toured several distilleries today as part of the KY bourbon trail. We were not sure we could get to this one since we arrived late. Got there just in time for the last tour. It cost $20 per person for the tour which included the history, the museum and sampling of 4 of their best. Two of them were... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My buddies and I visited here in May. I was unfamiliar with it. But one of my friends had been before and loved it. So we went. We did the bourbon tasting. It was so cool. The older lady who was our guide was so knowledgeable about how to get the most out of your bourbon. We sipped 4 different... More 

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Graham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I am not a bourbon drinker but went with a friend and took the connoisseur tasting tour. The history was great and Phil, our guide, was so funny! I tasted all the bourbon and even though I didn't drink them but a tiny little taste it was OK and Phil assured me to keep trying.... :-) and then suggested something... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went here thinking Heaven Hill would be somewhat like other distillery tours. Way wrong..wanted $20 FOR GUIDED TOUR of history. Then if you wanted to taste before buying, you couldn't that was only for paying customers.. In addition charged $34 for bottle of bourbon that costs $20 at home (I found that out later).

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had the opportunity to do the connoisseur tasting with Herb. Great bourbon and the museum was very informative.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If I could give this place ZERO stars I would... They don't even make bourbon on the tour.. they basically charge you to look at grain in a bucket and sell mediocre alcohol for $249 a bottle... They have the rudest staff I have ever come in contact with, and no one has any answers besides "ask her". I would... More 

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Speyer, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If you want to learn more about bourbon whiskey history this is the right place! You can dive in the history of whiskey distilling in the U.S. And for me as a German most interesting the prohibition time and its influence on the local economy. Outstanding the idea of getting a real smell probe of young and aged whiskey. Very... More 

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Overland Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We did the behind the scenes tour and really got to see how a BIG distillery worked. There is no distillation at this site so you won't be able to see that process, but you get to see all other aspects of production on this tour. Our guide Kathleen was really fun and knowledgeable. At the end you get to... More 

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Birch Run, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Tour price was $10.00. Last year it was $5.00. Go figure?? Beverly was my tour guide and she was great! Very knowledgable and friendly. The tour here hasn't changed much over the years. 10-15 minute film strip and then a visit to the rickhouse. I will say they give you the most extensive tour of a warehouse out of all... More 

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Additional Information about Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Rd., Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone Number: +1 502-337-1000
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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