Monday, January 04, 2021


The Heaven Hill Distillery, has announced that it has filled its nine millionth barrel of bourbon.

The distillery, which is the world’s second-largest holder of aging Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, filled this latest millstone barrel on December 30th.

Heaven Hill's nine millionth barrel of bourbon

The new follows another year of continued investment at Heaven Hill, which is now aging more than 1.8 million barrels across 63 warehouses.

Their new Bourbon Heritage Centre tasting rooms and retail store were completed in 2020 and a grand opening of the entire new centre is on track for early summer 2021.

The launch of Larceny Barrel Proof, Elijah Straight Rye Whiskey, Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel and Parker’s Heritage Collection 10 Year Old Heavy Char, showcased the depth of premium innovation across diverse portfolio of award-winning mashbills.

Commenting on the news, Max L. Shapira, President of Heaven Hill, said: “In a year defined by teamwork and perseverance, today we celebrate another historic Heaven Hill milestone as we fill the nine millionth barrel of Bourbon. This nine millionth barrel, a rare achievement in the industry, is a testament to Heaven Hill’s commitment to quality and consistency since 1935.”

The nine millionth barrel will be put up to age in Rickhouse Y, where it will be displayed amongst Heaven Hill’s other milestone barrels.

Posted by Steve Rush