ABV: 46 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Type: Straight Bourbon
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is fruity and sweet. At first there’s a a protruding note of nail polish remover and hard fruit candy. When it settles a vanilla and dusty corn sweetness takes over and sort of flattens the whole thing into one layer. There are hints of green apples and liqueur-soaked cherries. The high wheat makes it bright and shiny and gives it a slight metallic note. A small whiff of cinnamon comes and goes. This is an okey and quite simple nose.
Mouth: It starts out sweet with a fruity kernel. It’s slightly dry and a vanilla oakiness is creating an outer layer surrounding the fruity center part. It’s somewhat chalky and there’s still a shiny metallic note. There’s also a cinnamon note which gives it a nice and warm character. There is a sort of umami savory note somewhere in the middle which is unusual to find in a bourbon.
Finish: It starts out by creating a thin layer of the metallic note on all sides and then a spicy touch with cinnamon and spicy oak builds up over time. There’s still some dusty corn and the fruitiness returns with the same green apples and cherries as before. When the oakiness starts to take over it’s still covered in vanilla. The sweetness is now represented by a honey note. The oak inherits the dusty notes from the corn. When all else start to fade away, the metallic still lingers and covers the palate. This is an okey bourbon and an easy sipper.
This is a wheated straight bourbon produced by Heaven Hill. The mash bill is made up from 75 % corn, 20 % wheat and 5 % barley. A batch consists of 100 barrels.