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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

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Address: 114 N Fifth St, in Bardstown Kentucky, not, Loretto, KY 40004
Phone Number: +1 502-348-2999
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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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Bourbon History

This place was storied in bourbon history and the docent was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was full of great stories!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was storied in bourbon history and the docent was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was full of great stories!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I really enjoyed the displays and memorabilia here. The exhibits on prohibition were particularly interesting, as were the displays of unusual bottles and decanters.

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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

A good place to go on a rainy day tucked away in Spalding Hall. The Bardstown Historical Museum is attached to it as an added bonus. You can see cool old bourbon bottles such as Jim Beam's Hatfield and McCoy bottles and others. In the the historical museum you can take a peak at Jesse James' hat. Hey, it's free... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Chapin, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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