11 year old bottled in bond, done up in a 1950s decanter-style bottle distilled in the Spring of 2006 by Heaven Hill, aged in a bonded warehouse and bottled at 100 proof. At 11 years old, it’s almost three times older than the statutory minimum four years required under the antique Bottled in Bond Act.
n: fantastic nose but standard faire bourbon. Black cherry, caramel malt, charred corn, and leather.
t: initial sweetness of creamed corn, wheat softness, and just an overall gentle cohesiveness that makes this a winner. Jammy with a lot of brown sugar sweetness. Mixed dark berry jam, raw dough (yeast), and blackberry syrup on buttered pancakes is main flavor aspect that continues to the finish. This is an interesting Heaven Hill wheated bourbon, but it’s more of a fruity homage to the ghosts of bourbon past in a cool decanter. [Spring 2018 review]