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Heaven Hill 9 Years Old Straight Corn Whiskey Batch 1 (49.5%, TBWC, 1679 Bottles, 2019)

Heaven Hill 9 Years Old Straight Corn Whiskey Batch 1

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 49.5%
  • Age: 9 years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Category: American straight corn whiskey
  • Cost: £44.95
  • Origin: Heaven Hill Distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared

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What they say

Straight corn whiskey from the phenomenal Heaven Hill distillery, matured for 9 years before falling into the hands of That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This one features a label similar to that of the Boutique-y bottling of Heaven Hill bourbon, with with a particularly a-maize-ing addition (I am so sorry) of lots of corn!

Batch 1 is a release of 1,679 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Buttered corn, maple syrup and milk chocolate form the core. Vanilla ice cream and foam bananas add to the sweetness. A little drying oak spice is there underneath.
  • Palate: Prickly black peppercorn rushes through a mix of cooking apples, sponge cake and honeyed fruit. Vanilla pod earthiness and a juicy blackcurrant complete the palate.
  • Finish: Crisp red apples and a little dark chocolate bitterness linger.
  • Overall: Enjoyable and intriguing in equal measure.

What I say

Another Heaven Hill distillery offering bottled by Boutique-Y whisky. This time distilled as straight Corn whisky and again matured for 9 years.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Bright amber gold (10/20), slow, medium-fine tears and long, medium legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, polished, popcorn, floral and spirity, apple juice, tablet & vanilla fudge, american cream soda and vanilla ice cream.
  • Taste: Thick and syrupy on the palate, richer than the nose, golden syrup, quite buttery and oily, thins to a spirity sharpness, vanilla custard and a hint of metallic zinc.
  • Finish: Long, vaporous, sparkling, brass pennies, sweet tablet and vanilla fudge.

Overall

Light in spirit but with a heavy cask influence, still a little corn syrupy, light fruit and sparkling pepper spices becomes a lot creamier and sweeter with a splash of water.

Score 82/100

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