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Heaven Hill to Build New Bardstown Distillery

By May 28, 2022Top News

Heaven Hill Brands announced a $135 million investment for plans to build a new distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, expected to open by 2024. The site’s initial production is slated for 10 million proof gallons a year, or 150,000 barrels, and will have capacity to ramp up to producing 30 million proof gallons, or 450,000 barrels, over time. The new distillery is set on a 61-acre site, marking a return to distilling in Bardstown following a 1996 fire when Heaven Hill lost its onsite distillery, seven rickhouses and almost 100,000 barrels of whiskey. Distilling in the region for spanning nine decades, five Shapira brothers and a group of Bardstown-area investors founded “Old Heavenhill Springs” distillery in 1935, growing into the largest remaining family-owned and operated spirits supplier in the U.S.

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