Founded in Kentucky by the Shapira family in 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery continues its legacy as one of the foremost American Whiskey producers. 2016 Rye Whiskey of the Year from “Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.” Aged at least 6 years. dusty cocoa notes with oaky smoke underneat. Dry and spicy, with honeyed rye and cloves. Soft vanilla and baking spices on the finish.