After 80 years in business, Heaven Hill to fill seven millionth barrel of Kentucky bourbon Feb 8, 2015 by Janet Patton

On Tuesday in Bardstown, Heaven Hill will fill its 7 millionth barrel of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. The milestone comes as the distillery, which is owned by the Shapira family, marks its 80th year in business. The company, which is well known today for its Evan Williams bourbon, almost didn't live to see the amazing renaissance that American whiskey is undergoing. But thanks to the determination of the Shapiras the...

Tourism booming at Kentucky bourbon distilleries Jan 29, 2015 by Bruce Schreiner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky's bourbon distilleries. Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — featuring such venerable brands as Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Four Roses and Maker's Mark among its nine participating distilleries — tourists made a record 627,032 visits in 2014, up 10 percent from the prior year, the Kentucky Distillers' Association said Thursday. When adding tourist stops at the...

Bourbon tourism gets new shot of momentum Dec 10, 2014 by Bruce Schreiner

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Bourbon tourism in Kentucky’s largest city received another shot of momentum Wednesday when the spirits giant behind the Jim Beam brand said it plans to open a whiskey-related attraction featuring a small working distillery. The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse is expected to open next year in a downtown entertainment district, Beam Suntory Inc. said. Its request for tax incentives related to the multi-million-dollar...

The Best-Kept Secrets in Bourbon Are Hiding in Plain Sight Thursday, March 14, 2013

There are some really terrific bourbons out there that most people overlook. In many cases they are old brands that the manufacturers sell but don't support. Some offer a chance to taste something a little different, others are among the best bourbons you can buy, and all are great values. While a few have limited distribution, many are hiding in plain sight at your neighborhood whiskey monger.

A prime example is Weller 12-Year-Old. This wheated bourbon from Sazerac is right up there with the very best bourbons available today, and it costs less than $30 a bottle in most places.

Top Value Bourbons for the Holidays By Fred Minnick on December 17, 2012

Bourbon is the gift that keeps on giving. Why waste valuable dollars on fancy packaged vodka this holiday season? Introduce your loved one to these outstanding and inexpensive whiskies.

5. J.T.S. Brown Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Proof varies
This is one of those forgotten whiskies that tastes better than it costs. For $8, JTS Brown delivers a balance of sweet and spice. And hey, Paul Newman enjoyed it in The Hustler. Heaven Hill Distilleries makes J.T.S. Brown.