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Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Series

Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Release of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Series BARDSTOWN, KY – Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the release of a limited-edition series of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottlings to be released each spring and fall. Bottled in an ornate decanter, the series reflects the traditions of both the Old Fitzgerald […]

Grain to Glass

Heaven Hill Distillery Launches Grain to Glass Project In the world of whiskey, it’s often remarked how something so complex comes from just four simple ingredients: grain, water, yeast, and charred oak. Within what seems to be a simple process, it is easy to see how every step matters and how important each step of […]

Jodie Filiatreau: Artisanal Distiller

Jodie Filiatreau: Artisanal Distiller & ‘Just a guy from Bardstown’ It might surprise you to learn that the pot still system at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience yields just one barrel of new make whiskey per day. “It’s fully hands on for all of us,” says Filiatreau, who became Artisanal Distiller at the Evan Williams […]

Whiskey Preference: It’s a Matter of Taste

Whiskey Preference: It’s a Matter of Taste Want to find out where your taste leads you? Use our Match Your Taste tool below to find the whiskey that’s right for you. Just select your complexity, flavor, and color…

Heaven Hill Distillery: Preserver of Brands

HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY: PRESERVER OF BRANDS In the 1800s, there were more than 2,000 distilleries in Kentucky alone. Before long, the combined forces of competition and the enactment of Prohibition in 1920 whittled down that once-massive number to just a handful at the time of Repeal in 1933. Even today there are fewer than four […]

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Named 2017 Whisky of the Year

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Named 2017 Whisky of the Year BARDSTOWN, KY – Elijah Craig Barrel Proof was named Whisky Advocate’s 2017 Whisky of the Year, featured in the Winter 2017 magazine issue. Elijah Craig was chosen from among hundreds of samples submitted globally throughout the year. Whisky Advocate’s Top 20 are chosen each year […]

Learn More About the Aging Process

Learn More About the Aging Process They say that age is only a number, but when it comes to Bourbon it’s an important one. It’s not the only number that matters, though. Check out our infographic below to get a look at Kentucky Straight Bourbon by the Numbers.

Honoring Charlie Downs

CHARLIE DOWNS REFLECTS ON 39 YEARS WITH HEAVEN HILL If current research is correct, and most people stay with a single employer for about four years, then Charlie Downs’ employment record at Heaven Hill Distillery surely wasn’t in the sample. THREE GENERATIONS When the Artisanal Distiller at Louisville’s Evan Williams Bourbon Experience decided to retire, […]

Bernheim Distillery Expands

Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future: Bernheim Distillery Expands Amid this golden age of American whiskey, growth is inevitable. With the latest expansion of Heaven Hill’s Bernheim Distillery, that’s clearer than ever. In fact, the expansion will officially make it the largest independent, family-owned Bourbon distillery in the U.S., increasing daily new barrel fills from […]

The Aging Process: 5 Factors That Make All The Difference

The Aging Process: 5 Factors That Make All The Difference It’s often said that age is only a number, but when it comes to whiskey fans, time in a barrel conveys many messages-some of them mixed, says Heaven Hill Master Distiller, Denny Potter. “I can’t say it enough: Age does not equal quality,” he says. […]

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