1311 Gilkey Run Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center
Tue-Sat: 10:00AM, 5:00PM
Sundays: 12:00 - 4:00PM
Closed Sundays in January and February
Tours run throughout the day, allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours to go through the center. The distillery center is closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and Easter.
Admission & Tasting: Free
Visitor's center highlights:
- The visitor's center is dedicated to the history of bourbon industry and its dramatic effect on the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- A series of interactive exhibitions show you the bourbon-making process, the history of bourbon, and a story of Elijah Craig, known as the father of bourbon industry.
- Taste of Heaven tasting room allows visitors a unique environment to sample the whiskies produced at Heaven Hill distillery.
- Display items include old advertisements, photographs, a sample of the very first "white dog" (new, unaged bourbon) that was distilled at Heaven Hill distillery.
Founded in 1934, Heaven Hill distillery is the nation's largest independent family-owned spirit company producing the brands such as the Christian Brothers Brandies, Evan Williams Kentucky Bourbon, Whalers Rums, Burnett's Gin and more.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Making bourbon whiskey
Inside the barrel (Video)