Heaven Hill was founded shortly after the repeal of Prohibition in 1935. Heaven Hill's location in the historical home of bourbon-making, coupled with its status as the only such company still under local ownership, has led it to take a role in curating and advertising bourbon tradition. In 2004, the Bourbon Heritage Centre was opened on distillery grounds, featuring historical exhibits and guided tours of the plant. The company also hosts the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and many of the company's own labels are named after famous local distillers.
Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch
Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch honours the year that Evan Williams founded Kentucky’s First Distillery. Pulled from fewer than 300 barrels, this extra-aged small Batch Bourbon won the 2019 Consumers’ 2019 SIP Award.
Nose: Brown sugar and maple syrup, backed up by hints of dried apricot and raisin.
Palate: Continued syrup-y sweetness as it opens up, with cinnamon and black pepper warmth building.
Finish: Light hints of corn and malt stick around.