Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey is made by Heaven Hill Distillery and is named after the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. The Bernheim Distillery is the main production distillery for Heaven Hill. It is the largest independent, family owned distillery in the world, with a production of 1300 barrels a day. The original Heaven Hill distillery, the Heaven Hill Springs Distillery, burned down on November 7, 1996. The Shapiras purchased the Bernheim Distillery in 1999 from United Distillers to replace it.
I know many of you are familiar with the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. But what you might not be familiar with is that it doesn’t only apply to whiskey. It applies to any distilled spirit, including fruit brandy, which is specifically named in the original act. The Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 was essentially the first consumer protection act. It ensured the purity and identity of the spirit that was being purchased; something that was sorely needed at the time.
I think what is most interesting about Very Old Barton Bourbon is that it is nowhere to be found on the Barton 1792 website. So maybe it’s listed on the Sazarac (it’s parent company) “Our Brands” website. Nope. That’s OK, I’ll just check the bottle label for a story. Wait a minute – there is no back label. Strange. It’s not that Sazerac is hiding this bourbon; they give a sample of it during their tastings at the Barton 1792 Distillery. But why is there absolutely no information available about it?
So, I always thought that the only difference between Old Grand-Dad 114 and the Bonded (100 proof) and 80 proof versions was just a step up in proof. Come on, I know you did, too.🙂 It turns out, though, that’s not quite the case. While all of the Old Grand-Dad bourbons (and Basil Hayden bourbons, for that matter) share the same mash bill, the similarities end t
We had the pleasure of visiting Balcones Distilling late last year. We spent an enjoyable few hours there, learning all about the distillery, tasting some great whisky and making some new friends. It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have our full Balcones visit write up on BourbonObsessed.com in the Distillery Reviews section.
Here is a list of all the licensed Kentucky Distilleries as of January 2, 2022. This list includes all distilleries, regardless of whether they are producing moonshine, whiskey, clear spirits (vodka, gin), or a combination of any of these. Distilleries listed in red either may not exist or may no longer be open or otherwise functioning.
Have you heard of OH Ingram River Aged whiskeys? I had posted about their rye, which was their second release, back in February 2021. Since then, I have enjoyed their whiskey on multiple occasions. So, when the newest addition to their line, this OH Ingram River Aged Straight Bourbon, showed up on my front porch (Thank you OH Ingram!!) I was eager to give it a try!