HeavenHillDistilleries

UPDATED: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release Cheat Sheet May 12, 2016

In the fall of 2013, Heaven Hill Distillery released the first Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (ECBP) outside of the Heaven Hill Gift Shop. It quickly became a favorite among Bourbonr’s. ECBP is a 12-year-old uncut, unfiltered bourbon which Heaven Hill releases once a quarter. Aside from the excellent flavor and high proof what makes ECBP even better is its retail price. ECBP retails between is...

Bourbon hall of fame honors Beam, four others September 16, 2015 by Janet Patton

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame on Wednesday inducted four new members, and honored Heaven Hill Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam with the first lifetime achievement award, now named for him. "This is one of our largest and most diverse classes in years, yet all are distinguished by their remarkable achievements in promoting, protecting and elevating our legendary craft," said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky...

Kentucky Bourbon Festival is a whiskey wonderland August 26, 2015 by Ethan Smith

In Kentucky, it could be said that bourbon is the lifeblood of the state. And nowhere is that more true than in Bardstown, Kentucky. Every year this small town of 12,000 hosts about 50,000 people for their annual Bourbon Festival. “The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is six days of bourbon, America’s only native spirit, local and regional food and crafts, great entertainment, with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for...

Storm leaves behind significant damage to bourbon distillery July 7, 2015 by Monique Blair

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon, a storm rolled through Nelson County. Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. was hit by the storm. “It kind of came out of nowhere and within a matter of minutes, you know I was inside the building here, and the guards ran in and said we actually lost the roof off one of the warehouses,” Heaven Hill Master Distiller Denny Potter said. The storm completely ripped the roof off one...

A mini Ky. Bourbon Trail experience June 9, 2015 by Kirby Adams

Don't have all day to tour the Bourbon Trail? For just $175 per person, you can visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail — Heaven Hill's Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville. They call it "Heaven & Evan" to simplify things. The five-hour tour allows you to interact with master distillers and taste some of the world's finest bourbons, including some that are...

What is bottled-in-bond? June 5, 2015 by Bailey Loosemore

The term stems from a law enacted in 1897 that set regulations for American-made liquors. The law states that bonded spirits must: ✓ Be composed of the same kind of spirits produced from the same class of materials. For instance, a distiller could not mix corn whiskey with rye whiskey. ✓ Be aged for at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse. ✓ Be produced in the same distilling season by the same distiller at the...

Kentucky a real mash up: Bourbon part of Bluegrass State's heritage May 3, 2015

Mad Men fans have found it, now so have I. I'm sitting at the retro bar inside the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville, Ky., a place that's part museum, part liquor store and, most importantly, the first distillery to open in the neighbourhood since Prohibition. Namesake Evan Williams was the first commercial bourbon distiller and his recipes from the 1700s are still used today. I've already been schooled...

Trekking the Bourbon Trail should include distillery tours, sampling April 28, 2015

Kentucky's Bluegrass Country, a scenic expanse of rural agriculture communities between Lexington and Louisville, is most famous for its horse farms with white picket fences surrounding lush green pastureland — and rightly so, with a postcard photo stop around almost every bend in the country road. But growing in many of those farm fields is corn, just the right corn to make a good mash, the precursor to the second most famous...