A newcomer here on Whiskylifestyle and that in the form of a Heaven Hill Corn whiskey batch 1 (yes that’s a mouthful) from That Boutique-y Whisky Company (and that too, ooff). This is actually my first review of an American whiskey, but I hope to do more in the future. You have to start somewhere right?
Heaven Hill is the largest independent family-owned distillery in the US. Besides bourbon and whiskey, this distillery literally makes all kinds of liquor, such as vodka, all kind of liqueurs and even tequila. A few big brands from this distillery are Elijah Craig, Evan Williams and Pikesville, but lately, you see their whiskey more and more bottled by independent bottlers here in Europe. All with the original distillery name: Heaven Hill.
The one we have here is a straight corn whiskey. Which means this whiskey is made of at least 80% corn. ‘Straight’ will tell you that it is 2 years old or more, in this case, it is 9 years old. This is bottled at 49.5% ABV.
Heaven Hill Corn whiskey batch 1 tasting notes:
Nose: Coconut, plenty of vanilla. Followed by caramel. It’s somewhat floral later too. Honey. Banana candies and a hint of oak.
Taste: It’s spicier then the nose suggests. A nice creamy mouthfeel though. Caramel fudge, a hint of coconut and spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg. This is followed by vanilla and a floral note here as well.
Finish: The finish is mid-long and with the same spices. It does become a bit salty here.
Although not a huge bourbon fan, this was quite enjoyable. Not overly complex, but just a nice easy sipper.
Thanks to Atombrands for the sample.