Heaven Hill Distillery announced today the release of Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
Every spring, this highly limited release features some of the distillery’s oldest inventory of aging whiskey.
Each release in this collection features one of six traditional American Whiskey mashbills produced by Heaven Hill. This 2024 edition contains Heaven Hill’s bourbon whiskey mashbill, comprised of 78% corn, 12% malted barley and 10% rye. It is bottled at 120 proof.
With an age statement of 18 years, this release is comprised of 133 barrels produced in December 2005, pulled from the third floor of Rickhouse 1I.
On the nose is dried flowers, black tea and old oak alongside hints of toasted almond, the distillery reports. The palate includes vanilla and caramel sweetness up front followed by old leather and a note of oak char with lingering peppery spices and orange oil. The finish is dry and spicy.
“The Heaven Hill Heritage Collection is our opportunity to showcase some of the oldest stock in Heaven Hill’s incredible inventory of aging whiskey,” says Master Distiller Conor O’Driscoll. “We pride ourselves on having the necessary patience to age, taste, re-taste and select our whiskey at the moment we feel it is perfectly matured. This 18-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey epitomizes what consumers have come to expect from the highest quality of Heaven Hill’s releases.”
As with the inaugural release, the Heaven Hill Heritage Collection bottle comes accompanied by a box in signature Heaven Hill blue. The updated Heaven Hill Distillery seal is prominently positioned on the box, strip stamp and label, and will mirror that of Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond and a new Heaven Hill line extension launching later this year. Specific attributes such as warehouse site location, production date, mashbill percentages, and other designations are noted prominently on the packaging.
Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 18-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey launches nationally on a limited basis with for the suggested retail price of $299.99 per 750-ml. bottle. It begins shipping in early March 2024.
This follows the recent release of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A124.
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Author: Kyle Swartz