The story of cocktail culture in the United States is a curious one. Originally, most enjoyment of spirits was happening exclusively outside the home. The “birth of the bar” began in 1832, when Congress passed the
Posts tagged Whiskey Knowledge
For decades, Heaven Hill Distillery has believed in the importance of educating our fans through high-quality whiskey tastings. Our two visitors centers — the Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville — offer a wide variety of whiskey tastings and educational seminars.
Each day, Heaven Hill Distillery pulls more than 1,000 whiskey barrels that have met peak maturity and transports them to our Bardstown headquarters to be readied for bottling. In their place, newly-filled barrels are brought in and, at least in those particular locations, the aging process begins anew.
13th Edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection is Extra-Aged in Heavy Char Barrels The Parker’s Heritage Collection is a series of rare, limited-edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam for his 50+ years of distilling experience. Throughout those years, Parker was involved in developing Heaven Hill’s premium Small Batch and […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]