About – “Five Brothers Bourbon is made up of Heaven Hill’s traditional bourbon mashbill, aged from five to nine years, to represent each founding brother. It’s bottled at 90 proof, meant to reflect the initial proofs of Heaven Hill releases in the early stages of the distillery.” This new release is a Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience exclusive and retails for $60.
Nose – Peanuts and caramel. There is a little musk that lays over that and some kind of dark fruit is back there trying to break out, it just never quite makes it through. Pretty typical Heaven Hill nose.
Palate – This is fairly light. Caramel and peanuts are that matching right up with the nose. There is a touch of cinnamon in the mid-palate. Finish is short and all peanuts.
Score – B-
Verdict – This is a solid gift shop bottle that will appeal to a wide range of people who visit Heaven Hill. It is too light to thrill bourbon nerds, but it is good tasting and easy drinking. The flavor profile is quintessential Heaven Hill. A very good representation of who they are and what they do. Would I go to Heaven Hill just to pick up a bottle of this? No. Should you pick one up if your are there? Absolutely.