Jodie began his career with Heaven Hill in 1981. During his 36-year tenure with the company, he has garnered extensive experience in distillery and barrel aging operations. Jodie runs our Artisanal Distillery at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row, an official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Stop by for a tour; Jodie would love to show you around.
CHARLIE DOWNS, ARTISANAL DISTILLER EMERITUS
Charlie's Bourbon-making experience at Heaven Hill Distillery goes back 39 years. During his tenure, he worked alongside legendary Master Distillers like Earl & Parker Beam. Not to mention three generations of the Shapira family. From 2013 until his retirement in October 2017, Charlie capped his storied career as
Artisanal Distiller at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience.
The Distillation Process
Heaven Hill Distillery has been perfecting the craft of distilling, aging, and selecting award-winning whiskeys for decades. See how it's done.