The Heaven Hill distillery is celebrating its 85th anniversary with the release of a 13 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The new, one-time-only offering joins the iconic Kentucky company‘s collection of whiskies that includes some of America’s most iconic brands, including Elijah Craig and Evan Williams.
The Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a single barrel, limited edition release. Distilled on December 13, 2006 and dumped on Dec 13, 2019, it honors the anniversary and date Heaven Hill first filled a bottle with Bourbon in 1935. It was aged on the second floor of Rickhouse G on Heaven Hill’s main Bardstown campus. Bottled at 107 proof, it’s the same ABV as Heaven Hill’s original barrel entry release back in 1935, and non-chill filtered.
“Perseverance is a hallmark of Heaven Hill’s history, and a value resonating across the industry this year,” said President Max L. Shapira. “Our steadfast commitment to quality and an enduring legacy continues to guide Heaven Hill’s path forward. We look forward to lifting America’s spirit for the next 85 years, as we have since 1935.”
The ultra-premium Bourbon comes in a 750ml bottle placed in a custom wooden box bearing two H’s on each side signifying the Heaven Hill name. The bottle is secured in the box with magnetic closure and sits in a blue satin-lined base. The distiller’s notes label features hand-written bottle numbers, distiller tasting notes, and DSP-KY-1, denoting the Heaven Hill Bernheim Distillery.
The Heaven Hill 85th Anniversary 13 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available beginning in late 2020 at the Bourbon Heritage center and limited Kentucky retailers for the price of $299.99.
Back in September, Heaven Hill’s Elijah Craig launched its Toasted Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottled at 94 proof, the Whiskey is one of few new expressions from the Kentucky-based brand, which makes the release truly exciting.
Earlier this month, Heaven Hill-owned Pikesville took home the trophy for Best American Whiskey at the 2020 International Spirits Challenge.