Heaven Hill Springs Distillery begins construction in Bardstown
On Monday in Bardstown ground was broken on Heaven Hill’s much anticipated new $135 million distillery, which will be called Heaven Hill Springs Distillery. “We’re honored to celebrate this homecoming with a return to distilling in Bardstown to augment our overall bourbon-making capacity, as well as continue to make an impact in the Bardstown community,” said Heaven Hill President Max Shapira in a prepared statement. “I’m proud to salute our history and the many Bardstown men and women who helped build our brands over the years by naming our new facility in honor of the original Old Heaven Hill Springs Distillery that my father and uncles founded in this community nine decades ago.” The original post-Prohibition distillery was destroyed by fire in 1996, a conflagration that also claimed almost 100,000 barrels of bourbon. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Heaven Hill Master Distiller Conor O’Driscoll joined Shapira in celebrating the start of construction on the...Read more