Hollywood director and current owner of the famous Hilhaven Lodge in Beverly Hills, Brett Ratner, recently introduced The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey.

Inspired by the actual Hilhaven Lodge, a posh playground of Hollywood’s elite, the home was passed from one generation’s superstar owner to the next. The Lodge is a true, living, breathing representation of Hollywood’s heyday.

The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey features a distinctive blend of three different styles of whiskey spanning across three decades. Enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a variety of classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey will become a part of the unforgettable moments shared at the Lodge for years to come.

“I feel very lucky to be the proud owner of Hilhaven Lodge for my generation. Hilhaven Lodge has been home to many Hollywood celebrations for decades before me. The house whiskey, The Hilhaven Lodge, is a chance for me to share the spirit of my home with people around the world.”
– Brett Ratner

Hollywood Director Brett Ratner

Hollywood Director Brett Ratner

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The Lodge
Nestled deep in Beverly Hills, Hilhaven Lodge was established in 1927 as the exclusive entertainment escape of an American real estate mogul. For the next 80 years, Hilhaven Lodge would become the posh playground of Hollywood’s elite as the home passed from one generation’s superstar owner to the next. Hilhaven Lodge is a living, breathing representation of Hollywood’s heyday.

The Hilhaven Lodge

The Hilhaven Lodge

The Whiskey

The Hilhaven Lodge is a new-to-world whiskey developed in collaboration between spirits company Diageo and Hollywood director, and current owner of Hilhaven Lodge, Brett Ratner. The Hilhaven Lodge features a distinctive blend of three different whiskeys – Bourbon, Tennessee Whisky and Rye Whiskey. Combined, these whiskeys offer an unbelievably smooth tasting experience.

The Hilhaven Lodge is hand-bottled at Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, Kentucky. The initial release will be available in California and Florida, in limited quantities. The whiskey can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the key ingredient in cocktails reminiscent of Hollywood’s heyday, like the Old Fashioned or the Highball.

The Hilhaven Lodge received a Double Gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Taste
The Hilhaven Lodge is rich in candied fruit notes, contributed by the bourbon, and dark brown caramel notes, from the Tennessee Whisky. The mid-palate is full of light spice notes of clove, coming from the aged rye. The finish is long and smooth, with silky notes of lush vanilla, a subtle sweetness and a vibrant oak nuance.

Look and Feel
The Hilhaven Lodge packaging is inspired by the Lodge itself – timeless, well-appointed and discrete. The blank space created by the bottle’s label creates an “H,” a nod to Hilhaven Lodge, and the bottle is capped with a wood cork.

Appearance
Amber Size – 750ml – 80 Proof, 40% ABV – Suggested Retail Price $49.99

The Hilhaven Lodge Highball

The Hilhaven Lodge Highball

The Hilhaven Lodge Highball

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. of The Hilhaven Lodge™ Blended Straight American Whiskey
  • Soda Water
  • Lime Wedge

Preparation: Pour The Hilhaven Lodge™ Blended Straight American Whiskey over ice, top it off with cold sparkling water and garnish with lime for a refreshingly delicious cocktail.