Black Maple Hill 21 Cask 7
Added on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2007 at 01:41 AM
  Bottler: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Ltd.
  Age: 21 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 47.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Kentucky Bourbon Distillers does not actually distill any whiskey, they purchase bulk whiskey (typically from Heaven Hill) and bottle it under various labels. Their bottling operation is located in the former Willett Distillery.


About $110 in its time.

Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of overwhelming maple syrup.  Not like, gee I detect maple, but this is overwhelmingly maple.  Some pecans.  Palate so sweet, so smooth, great wood influence.  Finish leaves chewy oaky goodness, vanilla on the tail end.  Rich and bourbony all the way through.  Nearly deserves an A+ but just falls a hair short. 

RETASTE Feb 2011: I haven't had this in a few years, and a friend's engagement gave me the excuse to crack open a bottle from my archives. Well, wow. It completely holds up to my memory of it. Maple syrup with a little bit of musk or skunk in the nose. Palate is mildly sweet, rich and delicious, with enough oak to leave you chewing in the finish... but none of it too much. So, so drinkable and awesome.
Remains an absolutely fantastic bourbon and I'm again tempted to go A+ ...but I won't. Yet.
RE-RETASTE January 2014: Just about as good as I remember it (the difference being I don't think it's as awesome as I used to, but I don't think anything is anymore). Hugely satisfying... just a really solid flavor and so drinkable, I opened one for a group of bourbon-loving guys but not "aficionados" per se, it drained quickly. 
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