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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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Boutersem, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went for the 'connaisseur' tour with Bill. Be sure it's Bill when you take it the tour, he learns everyone something about enjoying bourbon. And he's very witty, This tour doesn't show anything about the distilling process but you get to taste some awesome, expensive bourbon! 15$ might seem expensive but the bourbon and free glass really make it... More

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Joliet, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The tour was very brief, they do not actually distill there so you only see a video and the warehouse, but our guide did an awesome job walking us thru the tasting and explaining/demonstrating how just a few drops of water can totally change the nose, flavor and complexity of the bourbon. He was also great at reassuring everyone that... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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369 reviews 369 reviews
74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

They facility itself has so much information that you almost don't need to do a tour - they have exhibits that you can read and even smell (pretty neat). We did the condensed version in which you watch a short video and then taste. We never heard of any of their brands so though we'd try it out and were... More

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Haverhill
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is absolutely worth a visit if you are interested in bourbon, but you should know that there is no distillery on site. That said, you do spend a bit more time in the rickhouse than in the other bourbon trail tours I've taken, the tour guide was knowledgeable, and the tasting room portion was very well done.

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Waterloo Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Heritage Center at Heaven Hill, is a quality museum dedicated to the history of Bourbon Making in Kentucky. This was the last stop on our Bourbon Trail and after 8 stops, you pretty much know how Bourbon is created, but if this is your first stop, then you will be well equipped with a basic knowledge of the distillation... More

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PADUCAH
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was the first stop on our bourbon trail adventure. I may have missed it in the information that I received, but did not realize that the distillery is located in Louisville. The tour was very limited: a 10-15 minute film and a look at a warehouse where barrels are stored. The bottling facility is on grounds, but is not... More

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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Enjoyed all the exhibits on the making of bourbon. Got to taste a $400 bottle when deciding on which bottle to buy. Tours become repetitious when doing the Bourbon Tour. \

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed the video and the commentary of the hostess. Learned a few things we didn't know. Enjoyed the bourbon tasting, as well as the tasting in the gift shop of the various sauces, etc. We purchased a bottle of Elijah Craig, which ended up being one of our favorites for this trip.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Of the three bourbon distilleries we visited this was the least interesting (Maker's Mark and Buffalo Trace were far better). The place sells itself as a "family business" but seems much more interested in marketing an array of products that aren't even bourbon (tequila and vodka, for example) and our guide did not answer questions well. The grounds are corporate... More

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Hebron, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped here as part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. While it was a short tour (nice after making multiple stops in hot weather) the gentleman who did our tour was probably one of the most interesting on the trail. He definitely had alot of knowledge and we learned more here at this stop than any of the others. They've... More

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