Review #868 – Virgin Bourbon 7yr

Review #868 | /r/Bourbon Review #460 – Virgin Bourbon 7yr

The Schtick: This is a little known brand from Heaven Hill sporting a reasonable age statement and more than reasonable proof. It’s a part of the Crackdown here because I thought it was a craft / sourced release for a long time, especially given the art, until I dug into its origins. Sue me.

This is Day #20 in the Craft Whiskey Crackdown. Here is the terrain covered thus far:

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

ABV: 50.5% ABV

Age: 7 Years

Nose: Honey, musty tobacco, caramel, oak. Not super complex, or remarkable, but also not heinous, either.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Notable oak presence, nice pepper, tobacco, caramel and some nougat. There’s some corn here, rich cream. Heat is very much in check.

Finish: Medium length, gentle and rich with lots of clove, cocoa, cream and oak.

Overall: This is pretty impressive for what it is. Given the price and the age, I assumed it was generated using refuse casks, but I was pretty impressed with this guy, all things considered.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5



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