Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon

ABV: 40 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Type: Straight Bourbon
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is very mild and sweet. The first thing to come through is a dusty layer. It sits on top of a mix of brown sugar, cinnamon and cherries. There’s an immidiate oakiness that really comes through from the start. Vanilla resides in the back and a caramel note sort of comes and goes. This is a sweet, low-proof, standard bourbon.

Mouth: It’s very watery. A tiny touch of spicyness sits alone before a bitter note is first to break the silence. When the other flavours arrive, they’re not as sweet as on the nose and it becomes a bit astringent and dry. The oakiness is really coming through hard and the sweet and fruity notes are taking a step back. The cinnamon is also less prominent but still noticable.

Finish: A small peppermint freshness pass by before the bitter note returns. The oakiness is now up front and the whole thing is even less sweet than before. A swift visit from the sweetness and fruitiness do occur, but the very pronounced, dry oakiness returns and takes over again. It becomes very chalky in the late finish. This really lacks some power. It seems like it should be a good recommendation for people who want to get into bourbon.

Additional information
This straight bourbon is aged for about 4 years. The mash bill contains 78 % corn, 12 % rye and 10 % barley.

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