US distillery Heaven Hill Brands has brought its portfolio of fast growing American spirit brands to Vinexpo as it looks to expand its international distribution.
The Kentucky-based spirits business has spent the last few years making big steps to improve its product range, distilling team and technical expertise. This year alone it has brought in a new master distiller to the business, Conor O’Driscoll, who becomes only the company’s seventh in its 84-year history. It is also in the middle of an $18 million expansion to the Heaven Hill Distillery Visitor Centre as it looks to build its profile as the largest independent, family-owned and operated distilled spirits supplier in the US.
Its impressive range of innovative and growing spirits brands will be available to taste at Vinexpo including its signature bourbon range featuring Evan Williams, the second largest bourbon brand in the world, and its premium Elijah Craig and Larceny brands. Other key products to look out for include Deep Eddy Vodka, which Heaven Hill hopes will become the best-selling premium vodka in the US, and its 100% agave Lunazul Tequila, which sold 350,000 cases in 2018.
Heaven Hill is now the sixth-largest spirits supplier in the US and second largest holder of ageing bourbon whisky in the world with an inventory in excess of 1,500,000 barrels.
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