Our friends at Heaven Hill would like everyone to know that they have been distilling all of their rye whiskey at Bernheim for almost two years now, which means that for the next two years or so Rittenhouse Rye will be Brown-Forman's distillate but after that it will be all Bernheim.
Heaven Hill has always aged it, but Brown-Forman distilled it. Bernheim didn't have enough capacity. They fixed that.
Currently they are mashing rye one day a month. That may not sound like much, but not long ago it was three or four days a year, so twelve days a year is a huge production bump.
They are aware that Rittenhouse Rye BIB is in very short supply but are happy to report that nearly 1,000 barrels of the stuff will come of age in October, so it should be much easier to find after that.