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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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North Kingstown
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the few distilleries we have not visited. We visited this day looking forward to a tour. Unfortunately they do not many tours here. What they do have is tours of the visitor center and tastings. Both of which are very good. The tour is informative and you get to taste some very good bourbons.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Heaven Hill over an anniversary trip to KY. I never knew how many different things Heaven Hill made! The tour was about an hour and 15 minutes and cost $8 per person. It was well worth the money. We learned a lot about the making of the bourbon and got to taste several different stages.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We just did the short "tour" which consisted of watching a video and a tasting of two bourbons. The video and the museum displays in the visitors center maybe weren't as interesting as touring the facility (which was an option) but on the other hand if you've already toured one or more distilleries the short version is probably fine. However,... More

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Camdenton, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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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
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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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58 helpful votes 58 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
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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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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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