Heaven Hill Distillery has announced the release of Five Brothers Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. A small batch blending of five ages of bourbon, the whiskey pays homage to the courage, dedication and solidarity of the five Shapira brothers who started it all in 1935.
Five Brothers Bourbon is made up of Heaven Hill’s traditional bourbon mashbill aged from five- to nine-years-old to represent each founding brother. Bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV) to reflect the initial proofs of Heaven Hill releases in the early stages of the distillery, the new small batch is a callback to the beginnings of the distillery’s award-winning portfolio. Unique to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience and select Kentucky retailers, visitors can also experience a taste or cocktail at the Five Brothers Bar & Kitchen in the new visitor center unveiled on June 14.
“In 1935, my father and his four brothers invested in a speculative venture that today is the largest family-owned and operated distillery in America, Heaven Hill Distillery,” said Max L. Shapira, Heaven Hill President. “With patience and perseverance, they built the foundation for the nationally acclaimed American Whiskey portfolio we enjoy today and a legacy built on consistent quality and innovation.”
The bottle’s label features a black and white photo of the five Shapira Brothers when they were in their 20’s and early 30’s: David, Ed, Gary, George, and Mose. The packaging also makes nods to the 1930’s with vintage paper face and back labels, an Americana color scheme, and a navy and gold tax strip to seal the cork.
Five Brothers Bourbon is priced at $59.99 per 750ml bottle.
For more information, head over to Heaven Hill’s official website.
Last month, Heaven Hill launched Square 6 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the first bottled bourbon produced at its artisanal distillery located in the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.
In April, Heaven Hill announced the release of the spring 2021 edition of Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey at eight years old. Comprised of barrels produced in spring 2013, and bottled in spring 2021, the seventh national release ushers in the latest hallmark series to the Kentucky brand’s bottled-in-bond legacy.