Last week’s Heaven Hill 2005 wasn’t a huge revelation to me, so let’s see what the Heaven Hill 2001 Sherry Hogshead has to offer.
|Name:||Heaven Hill 2001|
|Bottler:||Malts of Scotland|
|Category:||Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey|
|Cask Type:||Sherry Hogshead|
|Cask No.:||MoS 15041|
|Number of bottles:||215|
A lot of sherry aromas at the beginning. Dark cherries and cinnamon. Gets more bourbon-y with the time. Fresh oak, wood polish, vanilla and caramel. Cacao powder. Rum nut chocolate.
Sweet but also pretty thin on the palate. Gets even sweeter now. Caramel, hints of vanilla, popcorn and wild berries with rock sugar. Followed by cinnamon and licorice.
Medium and drying. Hints of oak. Menthol followed by burned popcorn.
Although the sherry hogshead gives this bourbon the ‘little something extra’, its not a marriage in heaven between the two in my opinion. Frankly, the sherry feels more put on than well integrated.
Score: 85 / 100