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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

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Address: 114 N 5th St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004-1449
Phone Number: 502-348-2999
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This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from...

This museum traces the history of the American Whiskey Industry dating from pre-Colonial days through the 1960s.

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wonderful collection

We only went here because the guy at the Civil War museum told my husband to go here to see a Kentucky Rifle. The rifle was OK but the Bourbon displays was so wonderful. Take 20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went here because the guy at the Civil War museum told my husband to go here to see a Kentucky Rifle. The rifle was OK but the Bourbon displays was so wonderful. Take 20 minutes out of your day...it will put a smile on your face...

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little museum with a lot to look at. It tends to be artifacts rather than signs of info. I don't know that you will find a better whiskey museum. If you are in bardstown anyways, you should take 30 minutes and see this one.

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Libby, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This museum has many outstanding specimens relating to the evolution of whisky and/or distilleries. At first I was disappointed by how small the museum appeared, but don't let it fool you--it meanders and weaves into and out of numerous small rooms and hallways that are chucked full of unique whisky memorabilia. Plus, we were the only two people in the... More 

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Thank Karen E
Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This museum is free, and located in the center of town. It has a very eclectic collection of whiskey and town history.

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1 Thank Kathy D
Chapin, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Don't expect to get here 20 or 30 minutes before closing time, because they will have the doors locked already. We were nearby doing a tour of the Maker's Mark distillery and decided to come visit the museum since it has such great reviews, but they don't have many signs up and we had trouble figuring out exactly where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This was a short divert before my scheduled tour at a local distillery. I was so happy I came. Not only did I gain a wealth of knowledge about whisky overall, I got to talk with the curator who is an absolute gem. It was also interesting that a true hero, LTG Hal Moore attended school in the same building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

If you are into Bourbon and its history, you must visit this place. Several rooms with an amazing variety of memorabilia from the history of bourbon.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It's really a collection of memorabilia collected by Oscar Getz and a few other people. And there are some historical artifacts and some curation. Look for the funny whisky names. Also there's one unintentionally funny temperance poster that seems to say that without alcohol life is dreary, but with alcohol, life is happy. If in Bardstown, it's worth a half-hour... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum is a great little place to visit, whether you have a real interest in drinking whiskey or not. Firstly it is FREE, although donations are welcomed, but absolutely no pressure is put on you to donate. Parking is easy around the side of the building. There are about six rooms filled with information and memorabilia of whiskey/bourbon, and... More 

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Buckley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. It is not real big but is packed full of old time antiques and memorabilia. Had a great time exploring the halls. There is an elevator for the physically challenged.

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