This is Part 3/5 of a recent Heaven Hill tasting I attended where I tried five bourbons. I also had the chance to meet their international representative Mr. Henry Joe.
I've realized I managed to get quite lucky during my initial purchase period as a whisky drinker. I don't know why I chose to invest in this 23 year old class act but so glad that I did.
Nose: A lovely clove marmalade on burnt toast with a side of caramel marchiato dusted with sweet cocoa powder. One of the finest noses I have ever come across.
Palate: Strong and creamy hot. Lots of dark chocolate, raisins and plums with a hint of cherries. I remember the first time I ever tried this bourbon - it literally evaporated off my tongue onto my palate. One of the strangest experiences I've ever had.
Finish: Seductively long with a woody cinnamon sprinkle.
This is an absolute beaut of a drink and re-affirms my faith in this world class distillery.