Heaven Hill Bourbon Reviews

Welcome to Bourbon Obsessed’s Heaven Hill Bourbon reviews, tasting notes and related news! We have an ever growing collection of bourbon, rye and corn whiskey reviews, from budget bottles to limited releases.

Heaven Hill Distillery has been family owned and operated since 1935, and Heaven Hill Brands is America’s Largest Independent Family-Owned & Operated Distilled Spirits Company. They produce many different  spirits, including many of our favorite whiskeys. Their brands include: Elijah Craig bourbons and rye, Evan William bourbons, Pikesville Rye, Rittenhouse Rye, Old Fitzgerald bourbons, Larceny bourbons, The Parker’s Heritage Collection, William Heavenhill bourbons, Mellow Corn, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, Henry McKenna bourbons and those sold under the Heaven Hill label.
Unlike many of the other large distilleries, visitors can’t actually tour Heaven Hill’s distillery. The main distillery, the Bernheim Distillery, is located in downtown Louisville and houses two 70-foot column stills. A small artisanal distillery which can be viewed by visitors, is located in the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, on Whiskey Row in Louisville. Their Bardstown campus houses Heaven Hill’s bottling facility, which also is not open to visitors. However, visitors can enjoy the Bourbon Heritage Center, also located on the Bardstown Campus.

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Evan Williams Square 6 Bourbon

Square 6 Bourbon Review

The new Square 6 Bourbon from Evan Williams is a really cool bourbon. Why? Well, first and foremost, it’s the first bourbon distilled at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience to be ever released to the public! I was really interested in trying this one, so we drove out to Louisville, waited for a few minutes for our turn, and headed up to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience gift shop to pick up a bottle.

Rittenhouse Rye Review

Rittenhouse Rye Review

Rittenhouse Rye is said to get its name from Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. It is an older brand, which eventually was acquired by Heaven Hill. Rye was once America’s spirit. There were two main styles of rye – Maryland Rye, which had a relatively low rye content (but at least 51%), with the rest of mash bill being made up generally of corn and malted barley. Pennsylvania (or Monongahela) Rye had a very high rye content, more similar to the 95% rye, 5% malted barley mash bill that has become synonymous with MGP rye today.

Mellow Corn Review

Mellow Corn Review

Please enjoy our Mellow Corn Review! Mellow Corn Kentucky Straight Corn Whiskey is a fairly unique product. First, it is a corn whiskey, which we’ll learn more about in a minute. Second it is a Bottled in Bond corn whiskey, which is pretty rare indeed, and in fact, this may be the only one. Not many distilleries produce corn whiskey these days. This one was first introduced in 1945 and is made by Heaven Hill today. It’s a great value and in the Lexington, KY area it can be found for around $12. It’s a nice change when you are looking for something on the lighter side that’s very easy to drink.

J.T.S Brown & J.W. Dant Bottled in Bond Bourbons

J.W. Dant & J.T.S Brown Bottled in Bond Bourbon Reviews

I am writing about J.W. Dant & J.T.S Brown Bottled in Bond bourbons together, because frankly, I always get them confused. While the labels might lead one to believe that these bourbons are made by The Dant Distillery Company and J.T.S Brown’s Son Company (those are both the correct, albeit unusual, spellings), they are in reality made by Heaven Hill. Both are distilled at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, KY, and both are bottled at Heaven Hill’s bottling facility in Bardstown. We know this to be true, because as these are bonded bourbons, this information must appear on the label. And indeed it does: both are distilled at DSP-KY-1 and both are bottled at DSP-KY-31.

Elijah Craig Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon

Elijah Craig Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon

So this Elijah Craig Beer Barrel Finish Bourbon is super cool. It all began when Heaven Hill made a batch of their Elijah Craig Bourbon. It turns out that wasn’t just any Elijah Craig, it was the Elijah Craig that was crowned Whiskey of the Year back in 2018! The folks at Heaven Hill didn’t just chop up those empty barrels and use them for kindling. Oh, no. They sent those barrels to the fine folks at Goose Island Beer Company in Chicago. I know what you are thinking. They made planters out of them to decorate their breweries and tap rooms. Well, that’s not quite correct. They made one heck of an imperial stout and aged it for a year in those barrels. Then they released it on Black Friday 2018 as Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, one of my favorite beers!

Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon Review

Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel Bourbon is the latest addition to the Elijah Craig line. The original Elijah Craig bourbon is finished in a second “custom toasted” and “flash charred” new oak barrel for an undisclosed amount of time to create this bourbon. The process is similar to that used for Woodford Doubled Oaked, although the end result is a bit different.

Old Fitzgerald 11 Years Aged Bourbon Review

eaven Hill began releasing the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond decanters in the Spring of 2018. This Old Fitzgerald 11 Years Aged Bourbon was the first of the series. There are Spring and Fall releases every year, although the Spring release may arrive in Summer and the Fall release may arrive in winter.