Echoes from the Past
In the early days of the American whiskey industry, not all the products were up to the same standards we expect today. Less-than-scrupulous merchants would mix spirits with "rectifiers" like prune juice, water steeped with tobacco, or even kerosene. In response, Congress passed the Bottled-in-Bond act of 1897, in essence guaranteeing the whiskey’s quality.
During Prohibition, a lot of whiskey was produced through dubious, not to mention illegal, methods. Once lawful production of Bourbon distillation was re-introduced in the 1930s, Bottled-in-Bond remained the best way for Heaven Hill to communicate our standards of excellence, and we have proudly featured that seal of approval on many of our whiskeys ever since. In doing so, we’ve kept this important American Whiskey tradition alive. To this day, Heaven Hill produces more Bottled-in-Bond spirits than any other distillery.