Heaven Hill
Distillery
Founded in 1935
Immediately after Prohibition ended in the United States in 1933, a group of investors got together to ensure they would get in on the ground floor of the rebounding market. The investors included several members of the Shapira Family, and the famous Joseph L. Beam.

Together they founded the “Old Heavenhill Springs Distillery” in 1935, on the outskirts of Bardstown, Kentucky. The Shapira Family quickly buy-out all of the other investors. They still control the property to this day.

Now known as the “Heaven Hill Bernheim Distillery” — it is one of the top ten suppliers of spirits in the United States, controlling the second-largest inventory of Bourbon Whiskey in the world. It is also the only remaining family-owned distillery in Kentucky.

The distillery grounds are massive, with 22 huge, multi-story rickhouses across hundreds of acres of land. They produce sixteen brands of Bourbon, and dozens of other spirits and liqueurs.

Their core Bourbon brands include Elijah Craig, Even Williams, and Heaven Hill nameplates, that have formed the foundation of their business since day one.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United States
  • Established
    1935
  • Owner
    Shapira Family
  • Visitor Center
    Yes
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    1064 Loretto Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004
  • Phone
    (502) 348-3921
  • Website
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In 1996, more than 90,000 barrels, and one of their production buildings were destroyed in a fire. That's almost 24 million bottles-worth of premium American Whiskey. Rivers of flaming spirit were flowing in and around the distillery.

Heaven Hill is a well respected distillery, even amongst their competitors. After the fire of 1996, the local major distilleries Jim Beam and Brown Forman shared their stills with Heaven Hill while they rebuilt.
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