Heaven Hill fills 7 millionth barrel of Kentucky Straight Bourbo - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Heaven Hill fills 7 millionth barrel of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There are now 7 million reasons to raise a glass and offer a toast at a Kentucky-based distillery.

Heaven Hill Brands is filling its 7 millionth barrel of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

The distillery was founded in 1935. It's the nation's largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer. The milestone barrel is one of about 1,000 that will be produced today.

"It's unbelievable to be able to celebrate the anniversary and fill this barrel during what is the greatest renaissance for bourbon that we have seen, likely in last 30 years, if not longer," said Max Shapira, president of Heaven Hill.

Master Distillers helped to fill and "bung off" the milestone barrel.

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