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Heaven Hill 9 Years Old American Whiskey Batch 1 (48.4%, TBWC, 1177 Bottles, 2018)

Heaven Hill 9 Years Old American Whiskey

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48.4%
  • Age: 9 years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Category: American whiskey
  • Cost: £44.95
  • Origin: Heaven Hill Distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared
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What they say

An American whiskey from the ace Heaven Hill distillery in Kentucky, independently bottled by those fine That Boutique-y Whisky Company folks. As this falls into the somewhat broad “American whiskey” category, the label from Heaven Hill Batch 1 has been amended to include a selection of American things, like jeans, various hats, hot dogs, jackets with letters on them, eagle feet and more.

Batch 1 is a release of 1,177 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Buttery malt, cashew, oak and freshly zested citrus. A good layer of caramel covers it all.
  • Palate: Still quite buttery, though baking spices (think nutmeg and ginger) liven it up. Sultana, marmalade and brown bread.
  • Finish: Toffee, milk chocolate and a touch of cut gras

What I say

Distilled at Heaven Hill distillery in the US and bottled by TBWC. Heaven Hill produces Bourbon brands such as Evan Williams and Elijah Craig.

This post was sponsored by That Boutique-Y Whisky Company by provision of a sample.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Full gold (10/20), medium-fine tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, polished oak, sweetcorn, popcorn, vanilla, toasty oak and maple syrup.
  • Taste: Sharp and spirity, quite spiced, cinnamon, ginger, softens into buttered corn, more cereal, wheat and or rye, polished oak, apple and blackcurrant cordial.
  • Finish: Medium, fruity with polished oak wood.

Overall

Too spicy initially on the palate, a little too oily/buttery and really not sweet enough for my liking.

Score 75/100

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