$135 million Heaven Hill Springs distillery is coming to Bardstown

The leaders inaugurated the Heaven Hill Springs distillery. It is a $135 million facility on a 61 acre site. The project took years to mature. In 1935, Max Shapira’s father, four uncles and a group of investors from the Bardstown area founded the “Old Heaven Hill Springs” distillery. “To have this 1935 legacy in the middle of the Depression with no brands, no distilleries, no warehouses or anything related to the business coming to where we are today is truly an extraordinary achievement,” said Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill. In 1996, the original Bardstown distillery burned down and the company moved distillation to Louisville. Now they are expanding and initial production at the site is planned for 150,000 barrels per year with the ability to increase to 450,000 barrels per year.” In Louisville, we can produce up to approximately 450,000 barrels per year. year, and we’ “I will continue. This is additional production to augment our growing brand. Our consumers love our whiskey and my job is to continue to keep the flow of great, high quality whiskeys going,” said Conor O’Driscoll, Heaven Hill’s master distiller. This will provide an economic boost to the region with the creation at least 38 jobs. Shapira said he’s looking forward to creating a great product that will have widespread impact. “We think all the pieces are in place, both demographically and globally, both at the both domestically and internationally, for the bourbon industry to experience phenomenal growth over the next few years. decades and that’s what this project is about,” Shapira said. The distillery is expected to be operational by the end of 2024.

The leaders inaugurated the Heaven Hill Springs distillery. It is a $135 million facility on a 61 acre site.

The project took years to mature. In 1935, Max Shapira’s father, four uncles and a group of investors from the Bardstown area founded the “Old Heaven Hill Springs” distillery.

“To have this 1935 legacy in the middle of the Depression with no brands, no distilleries, no warehouses or anything related to the business coming to where we are today is really an extraordinary achievement,” said Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill.

In 1996, the original Bardstown distillery burned down and the company moved distillation to Louisville. Now they are expanding and initial production at the site is planned for 150,000 barrels per year with the possibility of increasing up to 450,000 barrels per year.

“In Louisville, we can produce up to about 450,000 barrels per year, and we will continue. This is additional production to augment our growing brand. Our consumers love our whiskey and my job is to keep the flow going. excellent high quality whiskies,” said Conor O’Driscoll, Master Distiller of Heaven Hill.

It will provide an economic boost to the region with the creation of at least 38 jobs.

“It’s going to get people eating at our restaurants, staying at our hotels, and attracting more business,” Governor Andy Beshear said.

Shapira said he is looking forward to creating a great product that will have widespread impact.

“We believe that all the elements are in place both demographically and globally, both domestically and internationally, for the bourbon industry to experience significant growth over the coming decades. and that’s what this project is about,” Shapira said.

The distillery should be operational at the end of 2024.

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