Bernheim distillery, Louisville, was founded in 1992 by United Distillers, it was sold to Heaven Hill and renamed Heaven Hill Bernheim distillery in 1999. It was substantially refurbished to become Heaven Hill’s main distilling plant after the 1996 fire destroyed its earlier distilling plant in Bardstown.
Old Bernheim Distillery
In 1897 Bernheim Brothers. built their first distillery at 7th street and Bernheim Lane. Alas the old Bernheim Distillery in Louisville was not one of the most treasured distilleries of its age. Operated by the Schenley company after prohibition, it was the home to IW Harper and Old Charter bourbons until it was torn down in 1991. New Bernheim was established on the same site.
|Name||Pronounced||AKA||Region||Country of Origin|
|Status||Active||Whisky Type||Website||Tours Available|
|Active||1881 - Present||Grain||Bernheim||Not Available|
|Manager||Distiller||Blender||Owned by||Parent Group|
|Craig Beam||Heaven Hill|
Can I tour Bernheim?
Yes Bernheim distillery is tourable. On Trip Advisor the distillery has been rated as excellent by 170 of 225 tours to date. This gives Bernheim an overall rating of 4.5
Bet It Would Have Been Great on a Cool Day. by Sbecon
The giants were worth visiting. On a 90 plus degree day, was just too hot to enjoy. Kudos to the arboretum for the staffer driving around with water for the visitors. Gift shop and cafe are open Thursday to Sunday - we visited on Wednesday. Would be willing to give it another chance.
Truly Tranquil and With Giants. by Jgbtravels
Until recently the visitors center and Isaac’s Cafe were both closed due to Covid restrictions. Now on a limited basis both the visitors center and Isaac’s are open from 11-3 pm Thursday through Saturday I believe. Of course Isaac’s is open for carry out only but there are several tables available nearby. The giants are still the big draw and the barriers around them have been removed. Plus a new artist has created artwork for the playground area. Added to that signage has been vastly improved so I no longer have to guess my way around. It’s all good. It’s a very picturesque place and truly tranquil. Fortunately it’s really close to the expressway and also just a very short drive from Jim Beam Distillery. OK, hold your breath as the distillery is still closed until fall. For those looking for a distillery tour there are several in the Bardstown area but do remember to go online for reservations.
Beautiful Property! by TazsGirl
This park is stunning and it was such a treat to see the Giants as well as the other art installations sprinkled throughout.