Heaven Hill 17 Year is made up from 28% barrels that are 20 years old, 44% from 19-year-old barrels, and 28% from 17-year-old barrels. Mathematically, that puts the average age of the bourbons in this group at a very impressive 18.7 years—very old indeed. According to the distillery, barrels for the release were pulled from warehouses in Deatsville, Glencoe, Schenley and the Heaven Hill main campus.
“Over many years, we have been quietly aging some exquisite whiskeys to be introduced under a new collection within our Heaven Hill Distillery portfolio,” said Max L. Shapira, Heaven Hill President, in a statement. “Of our 1.9 million barrels resting across six rickhouse sites, our master craftspeople have kept watchful eyes on this limited stock of special barrels and we are finally ready to release the first edition.”