This is a core expression from Heaven Hill as part of their bottled in bond bottlings. This is a 10 year single barrel that was bottled at 50% ABV.
Nose: Oak, cherries, and sweet grains up front. Almost comes off as a wheated expression given the sweetness to it. Very grain forward with butterscotch, cinnamon, and blueberries.
Palate: Blackberries, brown sugar, vanilla, black cherry, oak, pepper, and cardamom.
Finish: Oak becomes dominant while the fruit notes fade rapidly.
Value for the money: These retail around $25-$30 which is a great bargain.