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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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+1 502-337-1000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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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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Distillery Tour with a history lesson

We visited the distillery and Kelly walked us around the grounds of Heaven Hills. She was awesome, super informative, and we really enjoyed the tasting at the end!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 March 2016
Sherry P
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the distillery and Kelly walked us around the grounds of Heaven Hills. She was awesome, super informative, and we really enjoyed the tasting at the end!

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Martinsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Holly was a very nice and knowledgeable and was very pleasant, we enjoyed talking to her. Hopes she's there when we return again.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We were on our way to Bowling Green so we stopped at Heaven Hill but we were late for tour and did not taste. The history display was very nice and worth a few minutes to learn some Bourbon and Kentucky history! We bought two bottles sold only at the distillery based on recommendations from staff! Recommended stop on the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Kathleen was our tour guide on Friday, March 4th. She was personable, very knowledgeable not only about the distillery, but the history of the families working there, the history of the facility, the wide array of products, prohibition, & the government's role in Bourbon production. She also displayed extensive knowledge during the tasting. Would highly recommend!

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Glen Gardner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We loved this distillery and the tour - our favorite out of the 7 we visited. First, the visitor center was outstanding - lots of great exhibits describing the bourbon-making process and history. The receptionist there was very pleasant and recommended a place for us to get 'to-go' sandwiches in Bardstown. Our tour guide Holly was wonderful ! She was... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Our guide, Kathleen, was very knowledgeable and obviously enjoys her job. I learned more from this tour than others I have taken at other distilleries. Definitely recommend it!

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Thank 8Jeanne
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Allen was the guide and he was very entertaining and informative. Interesting selection of bourbons: John E. Fitzgerald Larceny, McKenna Bottled-in-Bond, Heaven Hill Select Stock, and Evan Williams 23 year. Well worth the $20. The Heritage Center also has a cool exhibit showing how bourbon is made using models of the equipment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Holly was a wonderful tour guide,she was very knowledgeable on the rick houses and the history of heaven hill. She made the tasting enjoyable explaining how larceny got its name and the history behind it. I would recommend anyone take the tour. Despite it only being the rick house you get to see it was informative and fun!

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Ashland, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

My wife and I did the Bourbon Connoisseur tasting with Joan, who taught us more about bourbon than we've ever learned before. She was a delight, and a highlight of our visit, bested only by the 23 year old Elijah Craig we got to sample.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Herb did a great job of making us feel welcome, and like we were old friends. His tour was informative and humorous, and he obviously enjoys his job. This was our first bourbon distillery tour, and we learned a lot about the history and storage of bourbon, not much about the actual production. Still, this WAS our favorite tour. The... More 

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