This is a gift shop release from Heaven Hill that is an 11 year old bourbon bottled at 50% ABV.
Nose: Very fruity and sweet – doesn’t fall in line with my typical expectation for a Heaven Hill nose. Cinnamon, french vanilla, cantaloupe, and black cherries.
Palate: Grainy up front with rich corn oils and baking spices. Becomes peppery with oak toward the back.
Finish: Dry but rich and long with cinnamon and black pepper crusted oak.
Rating: 91/100 – One of my favorite Heaven Hill expressions, and it was my favorite of the gift shop release tasting at the Bourbon Heritage Center which included this, the William Heaven Hill Cask Strength, Evan Williams 23, and Heaven Hill Select Stock.
Value for the money: This was around $125 at the giftshop which is maybe a bit high, but pretty close to fair I think.