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Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience Bourbon
Aged 8 years
I hope you enjoy our Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience Bourbon review!
So what is Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience Bourbon?
If you’ll recall from my last post, this is one of the bourbons that is only available at the You Do Bourbon Experience at the Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience, in Bardstown, Kentucky. It is made from Heaven Hill’s standard bourbon mash bill (78% corn, 10% rye, 12% malted barley), aged at least 8 years on the 6th floor of their warehouses, and is a small batch of 10 barrels. It’s bottled at barrel proof.
In contrast to Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, the same mash bill is used, but aging is for at least 12 years on the 5th floor and batch size is around 16 barrels. One can not help but notice the similarities of the packaging to William Heavenhill; ignoring the fact that my wonderful wife ? had a few issues with filling in and placing the label.? It may sound silly, but it’s more difficult than it looks – check out the photos to see some of the outtakes by me!
Let’s taste it:
🛌 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉Nose: Crème brûlée, caramel, brown sugar, oak; baking spices like clove & nutmeg, touch of cherry; alcohol is present, but not overbearing
👉Taste: Fairly sweet, burnt caramel, brown sugar, oak
👉Finish: Flavors continue into the long finish; there is noticeable and increasing heat, with a nice hug like you can only get in Kentucky. Some oak hangs on and barrel char builds and lingers, and a little sweetness remains, too.
A fantastic bourbon
I had no doubt this Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience Bourbon would be a fantastic bourbon, and it did not let me down. Honestly, Heaven Hill seldom, if ever, does. The flavors are rich and savory; the mouthfeel full and the finish long. There are many similarities to Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, but the weird thing is this one tastes the same age or older, even though its age statement is 4 years younger. Now it could have older barrels in it; that we don’t know. This one also has a more “pastry” overtone to it.
Get yours today!
So, with 13 of 15 people in my You Do Bourbon session picking this one, and only maybe 2 barrels left (as of December 4, 2021), if you were planning a trip to Kentucky – take it now! If you live here, run don’t walk, and get yourself a bottle. I’m sure it will be replaced with something also stellar, but when this one is gone, it is gone. Cheers!🥃
I hope you enjoyed our Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience Bourbon review! Would you like to learn more? Check out our post about Heaven Hill’s You Do Bourbon Experience!
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