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How Open-Air Rickhouses Shape the Flavor of Whiskey

One afternoon, about three years after the first barrels were placed in the rickhouses at Cox’s Creek Barrel Preserve, Mike Sonne was making a routine quality check on the whiskey.

Our Latest Release: Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon

There’s a legend that surrounds John E. Fitzgerald. According to lore, he built a Bourbon distillery on the banks of the Kentucky River in the 1870s and sold his fine whiskey to steamships and railroad lines.

A History of Whiskey Cocktails

The story of cocktail culture in the United States is a curious one. Originally, most enjoyment of spirits was happening exclusively outside the home.

Our New At-Home Guided Whiskey Tasting

Grab your phone and you favorite bottles. It’s time to do some tasting. 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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide for Bourbon Lovers

The best holiday gifts for serious American Whiskey fans The truth is, any Bourbon fan would be delighted to unwrap a bottle of American Whiskey this holiday. While there’s nothing wrong with simply sharing the spirit itself, we’d like to recommend some well-matched “plus-up” items that can help turn a whiskey into the most memorable […]

Stouts Aged in Heaven Hill Barrels are Back for 2019

Introducing the 2019 Bourbon County Stout Lineup from Goose Island For fans of American craft beer, few bottles garner as much excitement and anticipation as Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stouts. Released on the Friday following Thanksgiving, these special barrel-aged brews are some of world’s most highly regarded dark ales, often inspiring beer enthusiasts to […]

Big Transformation at Our Visitor Center

Phase One of Bourbon Heritage Center Expansion Project Now Complete. Phase Two Construction about to begin. In fall of 2018, Heaven Hill Distillery proudly unveiled plans to renovate and expand the Bourbon Heritage Center, our visitor experience in Bardstown, Kentucky. This multi-year project will result in brand new, state-of-the-art immersive experiences, tours, and tastings that […]

Our Championship Barrel Rolling Team

How Heaven Hill’s 2019 Team Prepared for Victory 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 […]

Bottled-In-Bond Lets You Taste What Still Matters

Why the Historic Designation is Still Relevant Today Quick: Name one law you really like. Can’t think of even one? Not surprising—unless you’re a fan of distilled spirits. We know one you’ll love if you don’t already: the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. This legendary legislation is a statute, a standard and a story—all in one. […]

Heaven Hill 7-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

Honoring the Past, Building the Future Heaven Hill President Max Shapira has a lot of positive things to say about his father, Ed. As one of the original founders of Heaven Hill Distillery, Ed taught Max about Bourbon, running a family-owned business, and how to mature into a person of character. But one of things […]

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