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There’s A Lot of Life Left in that Barrel…

When Heaven Hill Distillery is done using a Bourbon barrel, the life of that barrel has only begun By Mike Smith, Brewery Educator for Goose Island Beer Company When a distillery is done using a Bourbon barrel, the life of that barrel has only begun. Bourbon barrels are frequently used to age other spirits from […]

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces New Master Distiller

Industry veteran brings extensive distilling, innovation expertise to largest family-owned and operated American Whiskey company.

Our Barrels: How They’re Made

A DEEP DIVE INTO THE MIGHTY OAK BARREL In an age of next-day shipping and lightweight cardboard boxes, it’s tough to imagine a heavy wooden barrel serving the same purpose it did centuries ago. Back then, barrels were all-purpose containers for storing and transporting nearly anything, but when spirits makers realized they were ideal for […]

Meet The Coopers Behind Our Barrels

OUR BARRELS AND THE FAMILIES WHO MAKE THEM Bonds Stronger Than Oak Barrel making, like whiskey distilling, requires hands-on knowledge, dedication to a time-honored craft, and producers who strive for perfection. For many years, two of the cooperages Heaven Hill Distillery has shared that passion with are: Independent Stave Co. of Lebanon, MO and McGinnis […]

Larry Kass Retires

LARRY TALKS ABOUT HIS 20 YEARS AT HEAVEN HILL For more than 20 years, Larry Kass, our Director of Trade Relations, has served as the voice of Heaven Hill. When media called with questions, Larry gave answers. In public forums, Larry represented us. When the distillery needed a representative in Frankfort, Ky., or on Capitol […]

Heaven Hill, Goose Island Partner For Special Release

Todd Ahsmann, President of Goose Island Brewing Company After more than 20 years of brewing Bourbon County Brand Stout, last year we introduced our Bourbon

Expansion of Visitor Center Announced

Heaven Hill Distillery announced today plans for a renovation, expansion and rebrand of the current Bourbon Heritage Center—Heaven Hill’s visitor experience in Bardstown, Ky. since 2004.

Heaven Hill 27-Year-Old Barrel Proof

We’re proud to announce the release a limited-edition, 27-year-old Barrel Proof Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon. Over the past eight decades, we’ve listened to consumers every step of the way, and they’ve made it clear that the history, people, and stories behind our products are tantamount to the liquid inside the bottle.

Grain To Glass Website Now Live

Premium whiskey is never just premium whiskey. It’s generations of history. It’s passionate people. It’s the story of trial, error, success, failure, and journey, and understanding every step

The Magic Of The Barrel

Whiskey gets all its color and about 60 percent of its flavor from its stay in a charred oak barrel. That long transformation from clear distillate to delicious amber may seem simple—after all

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