Heaven Hill Brands
Peggy Noe Stevens 7.3
Nose: Light brown sugar and caramel. Cinnamon bounces between honey granola and oak. Then mascarpone and mint.
Palate: Rich tannins of oak and replay of the brown sugar with warm baking spices. Delicate marshmallow that lingers with smoke.
Finish: Quickly finishes in subtle oak and a warm honey with some earthy leather.
Comments: A Bourbon that won’t take over a cocktail for 100 proof.
Susan Reigler 7.5
Nose: The nose takes a few minutes to reveal itself. Then light caramel and subtle notes of anise and dark berries emerge.
Palate: Caramel and new leather with honey and brown sugar. Fruit, seeming to alternate between apples and figs, hovers in the background. Cinnamon appears mid-palate.
Finish: The finish has staying power. Pepper and spice dominate.
Comments: Very smooth for a 100-proof whiskey. Water brings out more brown sugar, but changes it very little.