Bourbon Breakdown: Heaven Hill Bourbon Brands

September 27, 2021

Heaven Hill is one of the biggest whiskey distillers in the world so there’s no doubt even beginner whiskey drinkers would have tasted at least one of their whiskeys. But with such an extensive selection to choose from, there are likely some bottles of which even seasoned whiskey drinkers may not be aware. Of course, the distillery makes rye and corn whiskey, but it’s Heaven Hill bourbon that we’re interested in today.

With such a large bourbon portfolio, there’s a lot of ground to cover. So we’ve made your tasting sessions a bit more manageable by covering Elijah Craig and Heaven Hill bonded bourbon brands in separate articles. For the rest of the Heaven Hill bourbon brands, read on.

It’s important to know that Heaven Hill makes both traditional and wheated bourbon mash bills so you’ll see examples of both below. Another key point is that many of them are widely available and affordable, which these days is a nice thing to see. We’ve got a brief tasting note for the following Heaven Hill bourbon bottles along with our Distiller Community Ratings to help you decide which one is next on your to-do list.

Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch Bourbon

The year 1783 signifies the date that Evan Williams opened the first distillery in Kentucky. Each batch for this bourbon is made from 300 barrels or less.

What to Know:

The bourbon is aged between 6-8 years. Since 2021 the bottle has gotten a makeover and it’s now bottled at 90 proof, up from 80 proof.

What Our Experts Think It Tastes Like:

Tastes like a melted oatmeal raisin cookie; slightly woody, but a decent sipper.

Avg US Price: $16
ABV: 45%
Community Rating: 3.46 out of 5 stars (50 Ratings)

Evan Williams 1783 Small Batch Bourbon /Photo Credit: Heaven Hill

Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon

The vintage year on the bottle indicates the year the bourbon went into the barrel. Additionally, the bottling date and the barrel number are listed on the back label.

What to Know:

Released annually, each single barrel released is aged 7-8 years. Also, it’s bottled at 86.6 proof.

What Our Experts Think It Tastes Like:

Fairly dry with hints of leather, cherry, and orange peel alongside vanilla and oak.

Avg US Price: $45
ABV: 43.3
Community Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars (153 Ratings)*

*Tasting note and rating from 2012 Vintage.

Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon /Photo Credit: Heaven Hill

Larceny Small Batch Bourbon

This Heaven Hill bourbon brand is made with a wheated bourbon mash bill recipe.

What to Know:

Larceny is made from a small batch of 100 or fewer selected barrels. These barrels were aged between 6-12 years of age and were chosen from specific floors in the rickhouse.

What Our Experts Think It Tastes Like:

Avg US Price: $26
ABV: 46%
Community Rating: 3.48 out of 5 stars (4,318 Ratings)

Larceny Small Batch Bourbon /Photo Credit: Heaven Hill

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon

This Larceny release is bottled without chill filtration and at barrel proof for full-flavored bourbon.

What to Know:

First introduced in January 2020, this barrel-proof bourbon is released three times a year. Also, each batch is numbered to indicate its release date.

What Our Experts Think It Tastes Like:

Wheaties breakfast cereal, candied apples, milk chocolate and loads of spices.

Avg US Price: $147
ABV: ~63%
Community Rating: 4.26 out of 5 stars (42 Ratings)*

*Tasting note and rating for Batch B520.

Larceny Barrel Proof Bourbon /Photo Credit: Heaven Hill

Another Heaven Hill Brand to Know

Parker’s Heritage Collection

Released annually, this collection honors the late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam. The collection features all types of American whiskeys that Heaven Hill produces including wheat whiskey, rye whiskey, malt whiskey and of course bourbon. Some of the past bourbon releases include a Heavy Char 10 Year, Blend of Mashbills, a Cognac Finish and a Bottled in Bond 24 Year bottling, among others.

Parker’s Heritage Collection /Photo Credit: Heaven Hill

Ready to do your own Heaven Hill Bourbon comparisons?

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