In the world of American Whiskey making, craft has a variety of connotations. For some, craft has become identified only with small operations, producing expressions of exclusivity and limited supply. But that’s only part of the full, rich story of American Whiskey.
There’s a saying here in Kentucky… “The best Bourbon is the one you like the best.” This reflects the straightforward attitude that people around here bring to American Whiskey, the product we get to share with the world and helps to fuel our regional identity.
That rare find. A vintage release. Some of your favorite standbys, poised and on-the-ready for an evening pour. As anyone attuned to the American Whiskey conversation on social media knows, whiskey collecting has grown immensely in the last few years, and proudly displaying one’s personal stock has become a hallmark of the Bourbon Boom.
Heaven Hill Distillery is the largest family-owned and operated Bourbon distillery in America, and we are proud of the spirits we craft here in Kentucky. But more than that, we’re proud to be part of a community
American Whiskey has always been a long game. After founding our distillery and filling our very first barrels of Bourbon, we had to wait a full four years for that whiskey to age properly before releasing Old Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond in 1939.
Heaven Hill Distillery is proud to be dedicating part of our operations facilities to the production, bottling, and donation of hand sanitizer.
One afternoon, about three years after the first barrels were placed in the rickhouses at Cox’s Creek Barrel Preserve, Mike Sonne was making a routine quality check on the whiskey.
There’s a legend that surrounds John E. Fitzgerald. According to lore, he built a Bourbon distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River in the 1870s and sold his fine whiskey to steamships and railroad lines.
The story of cocktail culture in the United States is a curious one. Originally, most enjoyment of spirits was happening exclusively outside the home. The “birth of the bar” began in 1832, when Congress passed the
For decades, Heaven Hill Distillery has believed in the importance of educating our fans through high-quality whiskey tastings. Our two visitors centers — the Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville — offer a wide variety of whiskey tastings and educational seminars.