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Heaven Hill Distillery, Scout & Scholar Release Special Edition Barrel Aged Imperial Rye Saison

JC Phelps

Heaven Hill Distillery, Scout & Scholar Release Special Edition Barrel Aged Imperial Rye Saison: Reclaimed Reward celebrates two Bardstown-based businesses committed to craft and celebrating community

Scout & Scholar, in partnership with Heaven Hill Distillery, will release the limited edition Reclaimed Reward on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Heaven Hill Artisanal Distiller Jodie Filiatreau and Scout & Scholar Brewer Lee Northcutt developed the Imperial Rye Saison to complement the notes of the Evan Williams Square 6 Bourbon. To celebrate the new partnership, Filiatreau and Northcutt will be at Scout & Scholar in Bardstown on Nov. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a tasting of the final product.
Heaven Hill Distillery via Lauren Cherry

A Note From Heaven Hill

“Heaven Hill’s commitment to premium innovation and quality goes beyond just our own production process. Our partnership with Scout & Scholar showcases the attention to detail that is shared between our two crafts,” said Filiatreau. “Reclaimed Reward celebrates the best of our first bottled Bourbon from the artisanal distillery at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Square 6.”

Reclaimed Reward

Reclaimed Reward pays homage to the innovative craft process at both the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and Scout & Scholar. Using the same rye grain as Square 6, Northcutt drew inspiration from the flavor profile of the High Rye Bourbon to develop a brew outside the norm for a barrel-aged beer. The resulting flavor highlights the vanilla notes of the barrel while the addition of cardamom draws out hints of the same notes in Square 6. At 10% ABV, Reclaimed Reward is a smooth, well-rounded pour that marries together the best flavors of each product.

“When adding beer to a bourbon barrel, you try to enhance the flavors without any being too overwhelming. Reclaimed Reward was an experimental risk that paid off with a flavorful, balanced product,” said Northcutt. “We are thrilled to partner with Heaven Hill Distillery and bring the newest barrel-aged beer to Bardstown.”


The limited release of Reclaimed Reward will be available at Scout & Scholar as well as the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience as a 500mL for $25. Scout & Scholar will also showcase the barrel-aged beer in a flight experience alongside the base beer and Square 6. For more information, please visit
Heaven Hill Distillery via Lauren Cherry

About Heaven Hill Distillery

Founded in Kentucky by the Shapira family in 1935, Heaven Hill Distillery continues its legacy as one of the foremost American Whiskey producers. Heaven Hill has cultivated the traditions and history of America’s Native Spirit with its fierce independence, passionate family ownership, dedication to quality, and thoughtful innovation. Today, Heaven Hill Distillery maintains over 1.9 million barrels aging in 63 warehouses throughout Nelson and Jefferson Counties. It is home to an award-winning collection of American Whiskeys including Elijah Craig Bourbon, Larceny Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Pikesville Rye Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky, Parker’s Heritage Collection, and Old Fitzgerald along with its extensive Bottled-in-Bond label collection.

About Scout & Scholar

Scout and Scholar Brewing Company is a gathering place. A meeting house to share a great beer and exceptional food. A spot in the heart of the city that honors its rich history and celebrates the community and traditions yet to come. Named after the two brothers who founded the City of Bardstown, Scout & Scholar celebrates the legacy of William and David Bard and the important role Bardstown played in shaping Kentucky and American history. From the art of storytelling to a legacy of distilling, to our newest tradition, we continue to elevate the craft of creating here in Bardstown.

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Louisville, KY

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