Heaven Hill 12 The Alchemist
Added on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 at 10:44 PM
  Bottler: The Alchemist
  Age: 12 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1999 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled March 199, Bottled 2011.
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The nose on this is pure Heaven Hill, sweet with honey and somewhat floral with a light woodiness at the end. The palate also has a classic taste of burnt caramel and brown sugar mingled with a small amount of wood which gives it just the right amount of character; it ends with a candy-sweet finish.

 

This is a great, easy to drink, no muss-no fuss bourbon. It's not overly complicated, but it's light and sweet and very enjoyable. If I'd tasted this blind, I might have guessed it came from an old dusty bottle. Maybe more than any other contemporary bourbon, the Alchemist Heaven Hill harkens back to the old dusty days when bourbon was sweet with a touch of wood and oh, so easy to drink. It's surely expensive for what it is, but it's thoroughly enjoyable.

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