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Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Loretto

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The Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History is a museum in Bardstown, Kentucky that chronicles the history of American whiskey from Colonial days through the 1960s. Rare documents such as Abraham Lincoln's liquor license, advertising posters, prescriptions for the medicinal use of alcohol during National Prohibition, whiskey bottles, and other artifacts, including several moonshine stills, are all on display.

The museum is part of the American Whiskey Trail.

Spalding Hall, which houses the Getz Museum
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  • Collection of varied historical and unusual items and displays. Self guided - friendly knowledgable staff -  more »
  • Lots of information on the people and how whiskeys received their names. Story of the founding fathers of an American product. Admission is free. Two blocks from town. Next door to St Joseph's. You ca...  more »
  • Located just behind the Cathedral. A place that worth a visit so you're fan of Whiskey or not. Full of history and learning
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  • Very informative and filled with interesting memorabilia!
  • Very cool and huge collection of Whiskey memorabilia. Historic one of a kind pieces like Lincolns liquor license, tons of old decanters, photos from the 20s etc. Friendly staff are happy to show you around and point out interesting pieces. Don't forget to pickup a $5 decanter or two from their collection.
  • Many whiskey memorabilia items. Nice historical items too.
  • Small, but interesting walk through bourbon history.
  • Fascinating look at the history. Lovely way to spend an hour.

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