The truth is, any Bourbon fan would be delighted to unwrap a bottle of American Whiskey this holiday. While there’s nothing wrong with simply sharing the spirit itself, we’d like to recommend some well-matched “plus-up” items that can help turn a whiskey into the most memorable gift of the season.
For fans of American craft beer, few bottles garner as much excitement and anticipation as Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stouts. Released on the Friday following Thanksgiving, these special barrel-aged brews are some of world’s most highly regarded dark ales, often inspiring beer enthusiasts to line up the night before for a chance to take a few bottles home.
Each day, Heaven Hill Distillery pulls more than 1,000 whiskey barrels that have met peak maturity and transports them to our Bardstown headquarters to be readied for bottling. In their place, newly-filled barrels are brought in and, at least in those particular locations, the aging process begins anew.
For most people, the centuries-old practice of barrel making isn’t well understood. Fewer still know much about cooperages, the businesses that make those liquid-tight wooden casks that give whiskey all its color and most of its flavor. With only a handful of cooperages in the U.S., and just a fraction of those offering tours, chances to learn much about them are limited.
Now in year three, we’re finally getting a taste Three years ago, Heaven Hill Distillery embarked on one of the most ambitious projects in our eighty-plus year history: Grain to Glass. To continually innovate and create one-of-a-kind whiskeys that only we can produce, we returned to the most fundamental element of the production process: the […]