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Bartender of the Year Results

2018 Bartender of the Year Crowned We are so excited to congratulate our 2018 Bartender of the Year, Harrison Ginsberg from The Dead Rabbit in NYC. His Rittenhouse Rye-based cocktail, named “Seed Saver,” featured Domaine de Canton, Scotch, Apricot, Toasted Rice Green Tea, Pineapple, and Lemon, and helped him beat out hundreds of the country’s […]

Heaven Hill’s Grain To Glass Project

3 Family Businesses And The Latest Whiskey Venture Our Bardstown rickhouses have played a crucial role in our whiskey-making process, but an equally-intriguing stage of our Bourbon process has taken root right across the street. Last year we planted seeds at a family-owned farm across the street from our rickhouses in Bardstown, KY. The seeds […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Taste of Tradition: Parker Beam & Heaven Hill

The Taste of Tradition: Parker Beam & Heaven Hill Parker Beam was 5 years old when his father, Earl Beam, became Master Distiller at Heaven Hill in 1946. He tailed his father throughout the Heaven Hill Distillery campus in Bardstown, Kentucky, learning distilling first by watching Earl and later by doing the dirty work of […]

Parker’s Heritage Collection: Through the Years

Parker’s Heritage Collection: Through the Years In creating the Parker’s Heritage Collection many years ago, we recognized a rare opportunity to create one of the finest and broadest lines of rare American whiskeys ever assembled. What we didn’t know at the start was just how significant the Parker’s Heritage Collection would become in the whiskey […]

Barrel Selection: A Little Tech & A Lot of Tasting

Barrel Selection: A Little Tech & A Lot of Tasting Whether we’re choosing thousands of barrels to make a batch of our most popular bourbon or picking just a few for a limited release, it takes a lot of veteran employees and a bit of technology to find exactly what we want. Currently, we have […]

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