Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon, crafting 95% of the world’s supply. With the optimal mix of climate, conditions and pure limestone water, it is understandable how the state has become known for its high-quality bourbons drank around the world. Among its top producers include the Heaven Hill brands, which has been perfecting its brews since the end of Prohibition. Heaven Hill was founded in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira family. At the time, the family had no brands, no available stocks of whiskey, and was starting at the peak of the Great Depression. Today, Heaven Hill’s is still family owned with a diversified product offering of whiskeys, liqueurs, vodkas, rums, and more popular brands such as Evans Williams Bourbon, Burnett’s Vodka, and Admiral Nelson’s Rum.
One of its best-known bourbon brews is its Old Style bourbon. It is named after the spring that flows through the historic Bernheim Distillery grounds. Typically brewed for four years in oak barrels, the final product yields a pale golden color. When opening the bottle, the aromas can be bold with bold scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, and sweet fruits. On the nose, it can have a bit of an alcohol bite, but it is not too strong or complex. On the palate, it may taste more complex. It tastes much like its smell, with spice and caramel sweetness. The bourbon has a medium body and finish, with an overall good balance. Its alcohol bite can be toned down over ice, but also good in your favorite bourbon cocktails such as Old Fashions and Manhattans.
The Heaven Hill brand is the seventh largest independent, family-owned and operated producer and marketer of distilled spirits in the country. It is also the second largest holder of aging bourbon whiskey, with over 1 million barrels in inventory. It’s commitment to quality, integrity, and consistency has given the brand a top-notch reputation for its products. If you’re wanting for an everyday bourbon at a bargain price, Heaven’s Hill Old Style Bourbon is the one for you. Contact us to reserve your bottle, or stop by your local Payless Liquors to pick up yours today.