Heaven Hill 27 Year Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
Released late fall 2018, this 27 year-old Kentucky straight bourbon was distilled at the Old Heaven Hill Springs Distillery prior to a fire which destroyed it in 1996. This bottling consists 41 barrels of bourbon distilled in 1989 and 1990. All but five barrels were aged on the 1st and 2nd floors of the warehouse. Aged a minimum of 27 years in new, charred American oak. When the barrels were vatted together, the barrel proof came to 94.7. Each bottle will come in a custom wooden box with two H's on each side to signify Heaven Hill.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Twenty-seven years is a long time for ageing any spirit, but especially a bourbon. Fortunately this release from Heaven Hill holds up very well. Its extended rest in oak has rounded out the spice of the whiskey, making for a dram that's sweet and oaky without being overpowered by the wood. Notes of roasted hazelnuts, baking spice, and brown sugar express themselves subtly on the palate. There's a lot of depth to this bourbon and it rewards savoring neat."