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Heaven Hill fills barrel number 6 million

Heaven Hill Distillery fills its 6 millionth barrel on its 75th anniversaryThe Heaven Hill Distillery has celebrated its 75th anniversary by filling the six millionth barrel of bourbon whisky – the distillery filled its first barrel on 13 December 1935.

Heaven Hill is only the second continuously operating bourbon whisky distillery to reach this milestone. The brands they make include Elijah Craig and Evan Williams, the second best selling bourbon whisky in the world. Heaven Hill has over 900,000 of bourbon whisky aging in barrels and claims to be the only family-owned and operated bourbon whisky distillery still in operation today.

Attending the ceremony to “bung off” barrel number 6 million were father and son master distillers Parker and Craig Beam, and Heaven Hill president, Max L. Shapira.

Mr Shapira said: “"It is indeed a proud day for our company and our extended Heaven Hill family. That the filling of this historic barrel fell on the 75th anniversary of the day that my father and his four brothers filled Heaven Hill's very first bourbon barrel makes this day monumentally important for us.  And it is made all the more special that it is personally overseen by two generations of my family and two generations of the family of our master distillers Parker and Craig Beam."

 

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