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Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

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Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2201
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Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center opened on October 15th...

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.

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Interesting company. Little known and well known facts all in one. Kathleen or Katherine has a unique way of telling the story of the company and the owners. Went there with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

In August 2015 I visited this establishment while on my way home from New Orleans. We missed the last “tour” by about 3 minutes and could see group about 100 meters from the Gift Ship so we suggested that we could easily catch-up. We were informed that because of insurance regulations visitors were not allowed out on the property on... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Interesting company. Little known and well known facts all in one. Kathleen or Katherine has a unique way of telling the story of the company and the owners. Went there with a group of friends/family and would recommend it.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a great date day at this distillery. We did the connoisseurs tasting and were able to sample some great limited bourbons. Highly recommend

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was on my list because I was touring the official "bourbon trail" distilleries and I had to get my "passport" stamped. Up to this point, most of the distilleries on the tour were $12 and under, some as low as $5. Several distilleries that weren't part of the official tour were free (infact all of the ones that weren't... More 

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I am a bourbon lover. I appreciate the small and single barrel bourbons. Heaven Hill has a number of these and my favorites are the Elijah Craig brands. The history center is worth a look but would tie this trip in with other visits in the area. A newer clean facility with shopping opportunities and bagged some brands I have... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you're anywhere near Bardstown KY. The tour was very professional and the bourbon tasting was incredible. This was our first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and was one of the best. Don't bother buying bourbon at the distillery unless it's something unique. They don't discount because they don't want to compete with their retailers.... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Really just a tasting and a 2 minute "history" of Heaven Hill. Skip this and visit Willet Distillery across the street. This should have been free, though you can keep your tasting glass.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The People were very friendly. Had a great time did a tasting very entertaining. We have visted several of these distilaries

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Madison, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

So we got there when they opened for a 10:10 tasting and it took until 10:45 to get said tasting even though there was NO ONE else there until 10:30 or so. Lots of people were working but they all just keep walking around not doing anything, it was crazy! The tasting was OK but really not worth the money.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is one of many distilleries around the Louisville area of Kentucky . It is very well laid out and their bourbons are very good

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