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Heaven Hill Fills Up Its Eighth Million Barrel Of Bourbon

The Heaven Hill distillery, much like Buffalo Trace, has a relatively long and storied history in regards to whiskey making. It was founded back in 1935 and continues making whiskey to this day. It has produced so much, in fact, that it was recently announced its eighth million barrel of Kentucky bourbon was filled.

The filling of this barrel comes at a time when Heaven Hill is seeing some major milestones in growth, much like Buffalo Trace shared of its own build up alongside word of its seventh million barrel being filled. For the former, its Bernheim facility in west Louisville unveiled an expansion last year as the largest single-site bourbon distillery in American whiskey, now producing 1,300 barrels per day.

Also, just this past February, its Evan Williams Bourbon Experience filled the 1,000th barrel after producing one barrel per day since the artisanal distillery opened in 2013.

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“As we roll out the eight millionth barrel, we recognize the dedication to quality and thoughtful innovation that has led Heaven Hill Distillery to this milestone,” said Heaven Hill President Max L. Shapira in a prepared statement. “A little over 82 years ago, my father and his four brothers held a vision that has been carried forward by the Shapira family of fierce independence and passionate family ownership. We celebrate their legacy as we look forward to the next eight million barrels and beyond.”

The eighth million barrel was put up to age in Rickhouse Y, where it will be displayed along Heaven Hill’s other milestone barrels.

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