One of the most popular stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail will sell 215 bottles of a limited-edition 2004 Vintage Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon to mark its 10th anniversary. From the press release:
Bardstown, Ky. – The Heaven Hill Distilleries Bourbon Heritage Center is celebrating its 10th anniversary Oct. 15 with the release of a commerative Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon and a number of special events.
The center, at Heaven Hill headquarters in Bardstown, Ky., opened ten years ago to critical acclaim and fanfare for its captivating telling of the bourbon story through educational and historical displays, one-of-a-kind tastings and distinctive architecture. More than 60,000 people visit the center a year, enjoying daily tours that give behind-the-scenes access and insight to the bourbon making process.
To mark this historic anniversary, a special 2004 Vintage Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon may be purchased exclusively at the center. There are only 215 bottles available selling for $100 each. The bourbon was barreled on Oct. 15, 2004 — the first day the center opened. It is 110 proof, as opposed to the standard 86.6 proof in other Evan Williams Single Barrel bottles. The bottles are dipped in silver wax and feature an attractive “Bourbon Heritage Center 10th Anniversary” label.
Heaven Hill President Max L. Shapira will sign bottles at the center 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat., Oct. 18. Refreshments that incorporate Evan Williams and Elijah Craig sauces and spices will be served at the center throughout the day from Oct. 15-18. Visitors will enjoy 10 percent off all products in the Retail Shop, except bourbon, on those days as well.
The center is one of the most popular stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which drew a record 571,701 visitors last year.
“We’re extremely proud of the experiences we’ve created for visitors throughout the years at the Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown and now at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in Louisville,” said Max L. Shapira, Heaven Hill President. “Through these facilities, people from all over the world have come to know and love the tradition of bourbon. That’s a benefit for the state of Kentucky and the whole bourbon industry.”