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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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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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  • Poor3%
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1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2201
+1 502-337-1000
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Very informative on history of bourbon and Kentucky you can do tour on your own at your own pace then stop In barrel tasting room with Paul he was very good and you could tell he enjoyed his job

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I had a great time here and the $20 tour was short but worth it. Our guide Kathleen was amazing and I could listen to her voice for hours. Definitely going to come back.

Thank Lord S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A great place to learn about bourbon. There is actually a Bourbon Trail that you can follow to visit the various distilleries in KY. this is a real learning experience plus a fun vacation. Each distillery has different things to offer - some offer a...More

Thank Judith K
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

A few friends and I biked the bourbon trail and had a great place to start at Heaven Hill. Paul was the best tour guide of the entire bourbon trail. Knowledgable and entertaining. We would all love to come back!

Thank Carly M
Reviewed 4 August 2016

First, if you use Google Maps for directions, enter Bourbon Heritage Center to get directions to the visitors center. If you enter Heaven Hill distilleries, it will send you to the corporate offices. They are just down the street from each other but it will...More

Thank GracieMidwest
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Good review of how the style recipes differ and how the kegs are blended to achieve the desired product. Helped us understand what bonded labels really mean. Great job by Paul.

Thank DJKepptoad
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had a private tasting with Paul as we were the only people who chose the tasting at that time. Paul was extremely informative and spoke highly of the family that owned the company. He gave awesome details about the fire, provided wonderful bourbon tasting...More

Thank dmanley181
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We rode our motorcycle from Loretto to Bardstown to visit this distillery. The historical area of distillery was very interesting. We wandered through the gift shop and tasted the sauces made with Evan Williams and their other brands. We did not do the sampling in...More

Thank FLresidents
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We recently toured 10 bourbon distilleries during a 4 day trip to Kentucky. Some were on the official Kentucky Bourbon Trail and some were not. We hit Heaven Hill on a Sunday after Maker's Mark and Willett. It was honestly my least favorite. We were...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We opted for the $20.00 tour. The presentation was very informative. This tour allows you to taste 5 of the higher end bourbons. The host was very knowledgeable of all products and the facility. We liked the fact that it was not a tour of...More

Thank Denise H
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Joel P
28 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
14 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
19 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