After 80 years in business, Heaven Hill to fill seven millionth barrel of Kentucky bourbon

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On Tuesday in Bardstown, Heaven Hill will fill its 7 millionth barrel of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. The milestone comes as the distillery, which is owned by the Shapira family, marks its 80th year in business. The company, which is well known today for its Evan Williams bourbon, almost didn’t live to see the amazing renaissance that American whiskey is undergoing. Full story

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