When I last visited Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center, I made sure to pick up a bottle of something for myself. It came down to two bourbons: Heaven Hill Select Stock and William Heavenhill 11 year old Bottled-In-Bond. I sampled both just minutes prior to my purchase and decided to go with the more experimental of the two: Heaven Hill Select Stock, available only at their Bourbon Heritage Center. This is a barrel-proof (124.4 proof), single barrel, 8 year old wheated bourbon that’s finished in cognac casks for 32 months.
Heaven Hill’s warehouses.
On an especially cold late-March morning, I pulled up to the parking lot of Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, KY. This was my first time in bluegrass state. I took in the sights and sounds of the crisp morning before I walked into the Heritage Center. Josh Hafer of Heaven Hill graciously invited me to tour the facilities there, which include their warehouses, bottling plant, and aforementioned Bourbon Heritage Center. I had a feeling this was going to be an unforgettable morning. (more…)