Behind The Barrel - Heaven Hill
Shortly after Prohibition ended in the United States, the Shapira family founded Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. in Bardstown, Kentucky, aiming to produce and market premium American Whiskeys. They founded the company at the height of the Great Depression with no brands and no available stocks of whiskey.
Despite these unlikely circumstances, Heaven Hill persevered and is now the fifth largest spirits supplier in the United States. The company has also managed to retain its commitment to independence and family ownership grounded in strong core values.
Heaven Hill has been perfecting the craft of distilling, aging and selecting award-winning whiskeys for decades.
A few of their famous brands include Evan Williams, Larceny, Bernheim, Rittenhouse and, of course, Elijah Craig. If you haven’t sampled these classics, you’re missing out!
Heaven Hill Distillery is a 30x Best Whiskey winner and a 14x Whiskey of the Year winner. They’ve also won 42 Double Gold medals and have been named Distiller of the Year 7 times. We’re big fans of their products, and we’re glad the critics agree!
Style: American Whiskey
Aroma: Vanilla, orange zest, toffee and a dash of mint
Taste: Rich with wood spice, nutmeg and cinnamon toast
Finish: Deeply layered and complex with a hint of mint
Pairings: Aged cheeses, jams and nuts
Molly's Staff Thoughts - Justin's Picks
“They have a large selection of under-appreciated whiskeys. Whether you like a light drinker, a spicy cocktail whiskey or a sophisticated sipper, they have a whiskey for you. Heaven Hill consistently wins award after award and still offers enough variety to keep most of their brands available.”