Heaven Hill joins the Proof Drinks Family

2nd December 2019

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Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, Rittenhouse, Mellow Corn… Heaven Hill is responsible for some of the most renowned American Whiskeys and Bourbons in the world. Already well-established in the premium on-trade sector, they’ve have now appointed Proof Drinks as their UK distributor. We can’t wait to tell their authentic story throughout the UK and upkeep the reputation of their well-loved brands.

Heaven Hill was originally founded shortly after Prohibition in Bardstown, Kentucky by the Shapira Family. Incredibly, it is still fully family owned and independent, despite the fact it has now grown internationally as a business.

They’ve always had the same integral approach to drinks. Heaven Hill Distillery celebrate American Whiskey’s rich traditions and is currently the second largest Bourbon distiller in the world.

They still produce and market the Bourbon and premium American Whiskeys they began with, as well as a range of other incredible liquids today. These include aperitifs, brandy, cognac, Canadian whisky, gin, liqueurs, rum, tequila and vodka.

International trade is incredibly important to Heaven Hill, and we are all excited to continue bringing their amazing brands to venues across the UK.

On joining Proof, Max L. Shapira, President of Heaven Hill Brands, said:

“Heaven Hill is proud to join the Proof Drinks family as we transition United Kingdom distribution of our portfolio to this thriving, dynamic company.

“Proof boasts established relationships with key wholesalers in the market and we are confident that their team will help bring Heaven Hill products to the forefront of the United Kingdom, allowing us to further grow our influence and continue to spread our company story worldwide.”

Jeremy Hill, our MD, added:

“This year we have invested significantly in our talent and infrastructure. Notable, in National Accounts, Retail and Online, with several additions to our Central London team too. Infrastructure wise we have created an exceptional London headquarters that fully embraces the collaborative approach we have with our brand owner’s talented teams.”

Paul Ferguson, our Co-Founder, said:

“We’re very excited to bring Heaven Hill into the Proof Drinks portfolio. They’re an established company with highly accredited brands. We’ll be making sure every corner of the UK is aware of the incredible range they have on offer.”

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