Heaven Hill Select Stock Bourbon
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
This high-proof bourbon is exclusive to the Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center gift shop in Bardstown, Kentucky. At ten years old, it spends two of those years maturing in former cognac barrels. Heaven Hill previously released a cognac-finished bourbon as part of their Parker's Heritage line.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak finished in ex-Cognac barrels
"The high ABV makes itself immediately known in the nose, with a strong whiff of fiery spirit. Past that, there's orange oil, raisins, and something floral. In the mouth, it's fiery due to the high proof. Tamed by some water or left to breathe, one gets a very fruity bourbon, with apricots, banana, chocolate covered cherries, and caramel corn. Finish is hot, with some citrus bitterness. An odd bird, more ambitious than successful. "