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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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Waterloo Ontario
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Heaven Hill does their distilling in Louisville, so most of the tour was spent in the rickhouse. It was informative, and our guide was very sweet and funny, although she never made it clear if taking pictures was okay. The tasting was probably the best part of the tour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

great place to visit. if you're a collector, you'll also be able to find some rare (autographed) bottles for your collection. a very nice tasting room and super staff. highly recommend it!

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This was the best distillery that we visited. We did the tour and the tasting. Billy Joe, our guide, was outstanding. He did a great job on the tour explaining items we had not heard before and why Heaven Hill does things a certain way. The movie that they show is very informative and is in a air conditioned space,... More

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Royalton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did not do the tour here as we were a little over our time schedule and there was not an actual distillery on site. The gift shop was pretty cool and informative, small tasting available and the staff was quite pleasant and friendly. Glad we took the time to stop in and check it out.

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