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Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2201
+1 502-337-1000
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Full-Day Bourbon Trail Distillery Tour to Jim Beam, Heaven Hill and Barton 1972
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Heaven Hill Distillery Bourbon Heritage Center is a 4-time Visitor Attraction of the Year winner. Enjoy the art of making whiskey on one of our tours, as our Bourbon hosts guide you through the history of Bourbon, introduce you to the Heaven Hill family, and lead you through an educational tasting of American Whiskey mashbills.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2201
+1 502-337-1000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have done most of the bourbon trail and went here to check out this place. New building very attractive with a nice bourbon history section that you don't see in most distilleries. The bourbon was good, still prefer makers mark though. Good place to...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location, the Heaven Hill Heritage Center has a nice tour, generous tasting and a large gift center. Got to sample some Old Fitgerald which was my favorite. The Pikesville Rye is another winner and a bought a bottle there. They also sell a very...More

Thank leigto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical display. Nice gift shop. Since Heaven Hill lost its distilling operation in a devastating fire in November 1996, there are no Distillery tours on site. They do tours of the grounds, Rick houses and other parts of the facility and they do tastings,...More

Thank Darryl M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor center has plenty of informative displays related to the making of bourbon, etc. The gift shop was one of the best I've seen at a distillery. Extremely friendly staff. We didn't go on a tour as we had our dog, but the grounds...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

When you are on the Bourbon Trail do not skip this place. The Heritage Center is full of history as well as all kinds of things to buy. Great tasting as well.

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed the tasting here---very informative with great and tasty selections. Took their time explaining how to taste --for example----the addition of 1-2 drops of water--to "open" up the Bourbon can make a world of difference to the palate.. Definitely recommend when on the Bourbon trail..

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Very informative and had some really great products to sample. Allen was knowledgeable about bourbon and the heaven hill history.

Thank Leo E
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting Heaven Hill. I was surprised at the depth of their dedication to the craft of bourbon making. The heritage center was informative. Alan was the best guide for the "Whiskey Connoisseur Experience. He provided the history of not only...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Although this is not a distillery tour it was very educational and we would recommend this as a starting spot if more tours are planned. The connoisseur experience was well worth it.

Thank Jeff28115
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

If you visit Heaven Hills expecting to see a working distillery, you will be disappointed. If you want to get some great information, history and taste some interesting bourbons, this is the place for you! We were greeted warmly by the front desk and their...More

Thank Amy T
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Joel P
How does this one compare to the Evan Williams bourbon tour in Louisville? We only have time for one tour.
29 March 2016|
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Response from SLiebbe | Reviewed this property |
This depends on what you are looking for. If you want to go to a Rickhouse, then the Heritage Center is the place (not to mention that the tasting afterwards is in a cool looking room). If you are interested in the history... More
How long is the trolley to the tasting room and how long are you there before you have to get back on the trolley back?
15 September 2015|
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Response from unmikcivpol | Reviewed this property |
Heaven Hill is the only "Trail Distillery " that offers a "Bourbon Coniseur" tour.This tour is more expensive but focuses on tasting the products not how they are made. You also taste their top shelf products. In this tour... More
Bert B
what Bourbons are for sale in the gift shop
20 March 2015|
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Response from vhgolf | Reviewed this property |
I bought Elijah Craig 12 year, I really like that stuff and always have, but sometimes its not always on the shelf in Minnesota. Also, I bough a couple bottles of Bernheim, unfortunately I ended up not liking them much, but... More