August9th2011

HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES ADDS WALTER SIMONZ WISCONSIN REGIONAL MANAGER

BARDSTOWN, KY — Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. has added Walter Simonz to its sales team as Wisconsin Regional Manager. He will be responsible for management of the Heaven Hill product portfolio throughout the state.

Simonz has almost 30 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry. His experience includes portfolio management, marketing and business analysis.

“Wally is a great addition to Heaven Hill,” said Steve Feller, Vice President, North American sales for Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. “He offers a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success.”

Simonz graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He and his family currently reside in Milwaukee, WI.

Founded in 1934, Bardstown, KY-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. (www.heavenhill.com) is the nation’s largest independent, family-owned and operated spirits producer and marketer and the world’s second-largest holder of Kentucky Bourbon. Heaven Hill’s diversified portfolio of brands includes Evan Williams Bourbon; Burnett’s Vodkas and Gin; HPNOTIQ and HPNOTIQ Harmonie Liqueurs; Admiral Nelson’s and Blackheart Rums; The Christian Brothers Brandies; PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur; Lunazul Tequila and Rittenhouse Rye Whisky.

Heaven Hill reminds you to “Think Wisely. Drink Wisely.

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CONTACT:
Josh Hafer
Corporate Communications Manager
jhafer@heavenhill.com
502-413-0219