The Bourbon offers a smooth, warm flavor profile of caramel and honey, mingled with just enough oak and char to round out the richness. The finish is especially satisfying, a balance of pleasant spice notes that meld with the oak and just the right amount of sweet caramel.
78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malted barley.
What is BOTTLED-IN-BOND???
To be labeled as Bottled-in-Bond, a whiskey must:
- Be the product of one distillery and distilled during just one distillation season, which can run from January-June or July-December
- Be aged for at least four years
- Be bottled at exactly 100 Proof
- Bear the name and number of the Distilled Spirits Plant (D.S.P.) where it was produced, and, if different, the D.S.P. number of the bottling facility
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. is a privately-owned and operated distillery founded in 1935 and headquartered in Bardstown, Kentucky. Its current distillery , called the Heaven Hill Bernheim distillery, is in Louisville, Kentucky.
Heaven Hill was founded by several investors shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in 1935, including a prominent distiller, Joseph L. Beam, and a member of the Shapira family. As the company developed, the five brothers of the Shapira family bought out the other investors. Joe Beam remained as Master Distiller, along with his youngest son, Harry. Descendants of the Shapira brothers own and operate the company today.
All of the Master Distillers at Heaven Hill since its founding have been members of the Beam family. The original Master Distiller was Joseph L. Beam, Jim Beam's first cousin. He was followed by his son, Harry, who was followed by Earl Beam, the son of Jim Beam's brother, Park. Earl Beam was succeeded by the current Master Distillers, Parker Beam and his son, Craig Beam.
The original name was "Old Heavenhill Springs" distillery. The company was founded as a bourbon distillery with a model focused on providing bulk whiskey for third parties on a basis of futures (a buyer would purchase fresh whiskey, to be held in Heaven Hill's warehouses until the buyer paid the government tax to have it released). It also focused on its flagship bourbon labels, Evan Williams and Elijah Craig. In the past two decades the company has expanded its portfolio, acquiring brands or obtaining import rights for gins, malt whiskey, vodkas, and other drinks.