About – “This Kentucky Bourbon pays tribute to the earliest days of the distillery’s history, when it released the original Heaven Hill Bottled-in-Bond in 1939. The namesake brand quickly became the number-one-selling Bourbon whiskey in the state of Kentucky. Today, the craftsmanship poured into this bottle meets the exacting standards first set forth in the Bottled-in-Bond act of 1897. This historic offering reflects our founders’ firm belief that it takes patience and perseverance to make something of great quality.” Last year Heaven Hill decided to take their famous bottled in bond nationwide. In doing so they tripled the price and added 1 year to the age statement. Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond is 7 years old, bottled at 100 proof, and costs $40.
Nose – This smells like peanut brittle. When digging deeper it comes of as very corn forward with a light leather and vanilla. As it opens up oak becomes prominent along with caramel.
Palate – The first thing I noticed is the light and thing mouthfeel. The most noticeable flavors are peanuts and oak with a strong influence of funky bitter oak tannin. Finish is medium nearing long with more of that bitter oak and splash of cinnamon.
Score – C
Verdict – Heaven Hill missed the mark on this one. It tastes nothing like their previous 6 Year Bottled in Bond. Side by side I would take Heaven Hill Green Label over this all day. There is just something off with this release. If you are really interested in trying this, I would recommend doing so at a bar before purchasing a bottle.