Heaven Hill Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky is breaking out some old dusty barrels to offer a new ultra-premium Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The first edition of the new ‘Heaven Hill Heritage Collection’ is a 17 year old barrel proof bourbon.
The distillery says this will be a new annual springtime release beginning this year. The Collection will feature some of the distillery’s oldest inventory of aging whiskey, heralding the exacting standards Heaven Hill Distillery has practiced since its founding in 1935. Attributes will vary by release as deemed worthy of bottling.
Inaugural ‘Heritage Collection’ to Feature 17, 19 and 20 Year Old Bourbons
The Collection will feature one of the six traditional American Whiskey mashbills produced by Heaven Hill. The first edition features Heaven Hill’s Bourbon mashbill comprised of 78% corn, 10% rye, and 12% malted barley, and bottled at a barrel proof of 118.2. With an age statement of 17 years.
This inaugural release is made up of three different aged bourbons.
- 20-year-old barrels – 28%
- 19-year-old barrels – 44%
- 17-year-old barrels – 28%
The barrels are pulled from warehouses all over Kentucky including Deatsville, Glencoe, Schenley, and Heaven Hill main campus warehouse locations.
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“Over many years, we have been quietly aging some exquisite whiskeys to be introduced under a new collection within our Heaven Hill Distillery portfolio,” said Max L. Shapira, Heaven Hill President. “Of our 1.9 million barrels resting across six rickhouse sites, our master craftspeople have kept watchful eyes on this limited stock of special barrels and we are finally ready to release the first edition.”
‘Heaven Hill Heritage Collection’ in the Spring – ‘Parker’s Heritage Collection’ in the Fall
Heaven Hill Heritage Collection joins its more experimental counterpart, the Parker’s Heritage Collection, to form the “Heritage Collection.” The Heaven Hill offering will be released in the spring, while Parker’s will continue to be released every fall. Releases from both collections offer a glimpse into the long-term plan across Heaven Hill’s American Whiskey stock and commitment to quality, craft, and innovation.
Each Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 750ml bottle will be accompanied by a premium box in signature Heaven Hill blue with the double-H insignia stamped in gold to signify Heaven Hill. As will become a signature of the Collection, specific attributes such as warehouse site locations, production dates, mashbill percentage, and other designations will be noted prominently on the packaging. Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 17-Year-Old Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will launch nationally on a limited basis with an SRP of $274.99.