40% alcohol/Vol 80 Proof
The first time I saw this bottle was in Louisville on a business/pleasure trip. These are the kind of juices Kentuckians seem to keep to themselves. With this being a legacy line that started in 1849, I love that Heaven Hill still keeps the party rolling. The first thing that jumped out to me was the fact that this bottle was priced at $12. Being one of the “medicine” brands that stayed alive during prohibition. I’ve decided that I probably would have been sick for 13 years.
The nose is vanilla, corn, and a minor touch of oak. After letting it breathe for a minute there is no difference because it’s a $12 bourbon.
The appearance is honey blonde golden brown with super-fast legs.
The taste is warm, smooth, and sweet. The prominent flavors are few but delicious, mainly caramel and vanilla. The finish is short and tasty, a barrel charred simple syrup or a shell of a crème brulee. This would be a great mixing bourbon. It is an absolutely wonderful $12 bottle. Cheers!