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Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Centre

Nestled in Bardstown, Nelson County—the “Bourbon Capital of the World"® as part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is the location of the Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Centre.


Among rickhouses where the world’s second-largest supply of Bourbon peacefully ages, the Bourbon Heritage Centre offers visitors a chance to explore through interactive exhibits the birth of Bourbon, the role of whiskey-making pioneers such as Evan Williams and the Rev. Elijah Craig, and the process by which some of the world’s most acclaimed Bourbons are produced.


At the Bourbon Heritage Centre, you can enjoy the “Portrait of Heaven Hill” movie, visit a working Rickhouse, and learn about the romance and lore of Bourbon. Our Bourbon Hosts will lead you on a guided tasting of our fine Bourbons, and you can create your own personalized bottle to take home as a keepsake. Come taste Bourbon’s Heritage!


Before Travelling Please contact the visitor centre to confirm visiting times

Hours of Operation:


The Bourbon Heritage Centre is open:

Tuesday thru Saturday – 10:00- 5:00

Sunday – 12:00 – 4:00 (March - December)



Please note that due to Kentucky law, They are unable to offer tastings or sell any liquor product (including personalized jugs) on Sundays and election days.


Tours run repeatedly throughout the day. To enjoy all the offerings at the Bourbon Heritage Centre, we suggest you allow 1½ hours – 2 hours for your visit. The last tour of the day starts approximately one hour before closing.


Closed on Mondays, and also on Sundays in January and February. The Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Centre is closed for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve day, New Year’s Day, and Easter.

Heaven Hill Distilleries

Bourbon Heritage Center

P.O. Box 787

1311 Gilkey Run Road

Bardstown, Kentucky  40004


Please contact

(502) 337-1000

For details

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