HeavenHillDistilleries

Yep, Heaven Hill 6-Year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Has Officially Been Discontinued September 26, 2018 By G. Clay Whittaker

It’s official: after years of rumors that the powers that be would kill off everyone’s favorite Kentucky bourbon bargain, Heaven Hill 6-Year Bottled-in-Bond has been discontinued. Stock up now, everyone, because this will clear shelves faster than the dairy aisle during hurricane prep. In a statement passed around last night, Heaven Hill explained that, “with the support of our distributor partner in Kentucky, we made the...

Heaven Hill Fills Up Its Eighth Million Barrel Of Bourbon April 12, 2018 by Nino Marchetti

The Heaven Hill distillery, much like Buffalo Trace, has a relatively long and storied history in regards to whiskey making. It was founded back in 1935 and continues making whiskey to this day. It has produced so much, in fact, that it was recently announced its eighth million barrel of Kentucky bourbon was filled. The filling of this barrel comes at a time when Heaven Hill is seeing some major...

HEAVEN HILL BOTTLED IN BOND BOURBON REVIEW March 15, 2018 By Jeffrey Schwartz

In the glass, it presents itself as a muted amber, almost caramel in color. Swirling it around leaves a thin rim that generates thicker legs to drop quickly back into the pool of liquid sunshine. The nose is much more complex than you’d expect in a bottom shelf whiskey. Inhaling through my mouth made the vanilla and orange explode, almost like a Dreamsicle. For me, I couldn’t wait to put it in my mouth...

Whiskey Review: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C917 February 5, 2018 by Aaron Knapp

In the waning months of 2017, the Elijah Craig brand completed the fifth year of its tradition of tri-annually releasing separate batches of uncut 12-year-old bourbon. Released three times per year under alphanumeric tracking code, this year’s Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon series included A117, B517 and most recently C917. While the code sounds vaguely like a naval vessel naming...

Heaven Hill Is Now the World's Biggest Bourbon Distillery October 16, 2017 By Chuck Cowdery

As reported today throughout the Louisville media, Heaven Hill's Bernheim is now the World's Biggest Bourbon Distillery. To quote Louisville Business First, "Today, at a press conference held on the premises of the Heaven Hill-owned Bernheim Distillery in West Louisville, representatives from the company, as well as local politicians and media, gathered to celebrate the latest news of the distillery’s $25 million...

Potter in ‘Dream Job’ as Heaven Hill Master Distiller April 7, 2017 by Steve Coomes

Did you hear that Denny Potter is now master distiller Heaven Hill Distillery? No, you probably didn’t. Even at America’s largest family owned distillery, things sometimes happen quietly, without ceremony or press release or public proclamation. Though Heaven Hill declined to comment on the matter of Potter’s ascension to one of the industry’s top posts, it’s likely the matter was kept quiet out of respect to...

Kentucky bourbon trail buzzing with more than 1M visits January 25, 2017 by Bruce Schreiner

Forget the bottle, a record number of people are experiencing Kentucky bourbon from the barrel, touring distilleries where they can sniff, sip and see whiskey crafted from the source.  Tourism in the heart of bourbon country, on the upswing for years, reached a milestone in 2016. Visitors made more than 1 million stops at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour last year…

TRAGIC FIRE AT HEAVEN HILL IN ’96 DIDN’T STOP NASCENT BOURBON BOOM November 11, 2016 By Steve Coomes

Twenty years ago this week, 90,000 barrels of whiskey aging at Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, were lost in a massive and tragic fire that, when looking at TV news footage, resembles a peek into the depths of hell. The loss of liquid that day represented 2 percent of the world’s whiskey stocks at that time, and the destruction of Heaven Hill’s distillery was akin to the death of a family member in the...

Dinner proves magic, bourbon make perfect pair September 7, 2016 by Bailey Loosemore

By the time magician Richard Darshwood reproduced a dollar he'd previously ripped apart and supposedly burned before my eyes, I was so baffled by where it reappeared that all I wrote in my notes was: "Dollar showed up INSIDE A REAL LIFE LEMON." You would think the illusion would be the most impressive mystery of Smerlin Entertainment's recent Magic Dinner & Bourbon event. But it wasn't. Even more curious: It was already...

Bourbon Master Distiller Fights ALS June 2, 2016 by Fred Minnick

Heaven Hill master distiller Parker Beam was jogging his normal three-mile route when he lost control of a leg. In the months to come, muscles gradually started “slowing down,” Beam remembers. “It was really weird.” Doctors tested him for Parkinson’s. It was negative. They checked for Alzheimer’s, asking memory questions. He passed. Then, Beam underwent an incredibly painful nerve conduction test. “They stick needles in...