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3D Rickhouse Temperature Map

See the rickhouse temperature changes that affect our whiskey While we still practice time-honored methods of distilling and aging American Whiskey, we also look for innovative ways to use new tools and resources to better understand those traditional techniques. In our never-ending quest to better understand the whiskey aging process and improve our tasting methodology, […]

Kentucky Bourbon Affair 2019

Enjoying all things American Whiskey at this year’s “Bourbon Fantasy Camp” Each June, enthusiasts from all over the world gather for The Kentucky Bourbon Affair—a deep dive into America’s native spirit held in the heart of Bourbon Country. The KBA, which has been lovingly nicknamed “Bourbon Fantasy Camp,” invites fans to experience Bourbon in all […]

Take a 360° Tour of Our Rickhouse

The Next Best Thing to Being Here Walking through a rickhouse is one of the highlights of visiting Bourbon country. There’s a calm majesty to these buildings; though the interiors are modest, they possess the inherent beauty of both practicality and potential. The aromas of aging whiskey are invigorating, and as you move about, you […]

Get to Know Our Master Distiller

A Q&A with Conor O’Driscoll When Conor O’Driscoll stepped into the role of Master Distiller at Heaven Hill earlier this year, he became the seventh Master Distiller in the company’s 84-year history. A native of Ireland, Conor arrived in the U.S. in 1990 as a chemical engineer with a focus on yeast and fermentation. By […]

Bernie Lubbers Takes to Reddit, Facebook to Talk Whiskey

A Reddit AMA & Rickhouse Tour with Bernie Lubbers As Whiskey Brand Ambassador for Heaven Hill Distillery, Bernie Lubbers travels more than 150,000 miles a year to teach the world about American whiskey. Earlier this month, he took advantage of a few days at home in the Louisville area to participate in a pair of […]

Our Rickhouses and Their Stories

Whether made of stone, brick or wood, all rickhouses serve the purpose of protecting whiskey as it ages. But, everything from location and exposure to building design and materials will affect the whiskey aging within. Heaven Hill’s current roster of 57 rickhouses provide a snapshot of our company’s constant experimentation with rickhouse design since the […]

Henry McKenna Wins Best in Show

Heaven Hill Distillery takes home numerous medals across the historic American Whiskey portfolio This week, Heaven Hill Distillery’s Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon was announced as the “Best in Show Whiskey” at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This is only the second time a Bourbon has won the top prize among all whiskeys […]

Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond: Spring 2019 Release

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Spring 2019 Edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Decanter Series Heaven Hill Distillery is proud to announce the release of the Spring 2019 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Decanter Series. Comprised of barrels produced in September of 2005 and bottled in February of 2019, the third release […]

The Life of a Whiskey Barrel

Over its lifespan, a whiskey barrel will be touched by many different pairs of hands. There are the coopers who form and shape the wood into barrels, the distillers who fill them with whiskey and the teams who place them to age in our rickhouses. As time passes, there are experts who monitor temperature changes […]

Close Up: The All-Important Rickhouse

For centuries, American distillers have aged whiskey in warehouses with styles ranging from converted barns to ornate, custom-built brick buildings. But as the whiskey industry in America began to grow, the warehouses became increasingly simple: austere, wood-frame structures with corrugated metal sides and roofs, filled with basic ricks that hold stacks of barrels. The shift […]

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