LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Tuesday was a milestone for Heaven Hill Distilleries in Bardstown. On March 26 the Heaven Hill executives marked the filling of barrel number 6.5 million.
Heaven Hill President Max Shapira called today a proud day.
Heaven Hill is only the second continuously operating bourbon producer and the only private, family owned company to reach the benchmark.
The barrel will be moved to an area with other Heaven Hill milestone barrels in a special display that can be seen by visitors to the bourbon maker's heritage center.
This fall Heaven Hill will open the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville at its historic building on Main Street.