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Celebrating 85 Years of Lifting America’s Spirit

On December 13th, 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery filled its first barrel of Bourbon. The Shapira family had just opened the brand new Old Heavenhill Springs Distillery in Bardstown, KY. Four years later, Old Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond became the number one Bourbon whiskey in the state of Kentucky.

Introducing Our 85th Anniversary Single Barrel Bourbon

As part of our 85th Anniversary celebration, Heaven Hill is proud to announce the release of Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13-Year-Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This single barrel limited-edition release celebrates the 85 years of family-owned, distilling tradition.

Meet The Expert Tasters Who Look After Our Bourbon

Every whiskey barrel and batch sample delivered to Heaven Hill Distillery’s quality control lab undergoes rigorous chemical analysis. But until our human tasting team approves them, none gets bottled. The toughest test is the three-person gauntlet of scrutiny known as Chris Briney, Tawnie Gootee and Mike Sonne. With nearly 100 years of collective experience at the distillery, they know better than anyone how our whiskeys must look, smell and taste.

The Legacy of Mike Sonne, Master Taster

“Process engineer” is Mike Sonne’s official title at Heaven Hill Distillery, but neither of those words provides any insight into the coolest aspect of his job: the role of master taster.

Introducing the 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection

Heaven Hill Distillery is proud to announce the 2020 limited edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection 10 Year Old Heavy Char Bourbon. Parker’s Heritage Collection is a hallmark lineup of Heaven Hill Distillery’s exploration in premium innovation.

How the Secondary Market is Changing American Whiskey

Over the last ten years, “The Bourbon Boom” has produced a terrific and terrible dichotomy. More people than ever are enjoying America’s native spirit, with a rich culture of fans and festivals to celebrate it.

Introducing Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel

Heaven Hill Distillery is proud to announce the launch of Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This is the latest line extension from our award-winning Elijah Craig family, and adds an extra layer of sweet oak complexity to the traditional Bourbon.

Tales from the Hill Returns for Season 2

Last year, we launched an all-new podcast for fans of Heaven Hill Distillery, bringing you stories of our past, present, and future as nurturers and preservers of American Whiskey. Tales from the Hill presents a unique opportunity to dive deeper into our heritage with the people who know us best.

The Essential Role of Kentucky Limestone Water

For a spirit with such a nuanced and complex flavor profile, Bourbon is made from decidedly few ingredients. All of those deep caramels, lingering baking spices, subtle fruit, and smoke notes emerge from a simple-but-exacting combination of grain, yeast, charred oak… and, of course, water.

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond: Fall 2020 Release

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Latest Edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Decanter Series Heaven Hill Distillery is proud to announce the release of the fall 2020 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At 14-years-old, this release is comprised of barrels produced in fall of 2005, and bottled in fall of 2020. The […]

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