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    HH barrel proof?

    Iīm pretty sure that one or even two years ago there was some info about a barrel proof Heaven Hill bourbon being on its way, but since then I havenīt heard anything about this.

    I was really looking forward to this and I wonder if anyone knows something more?

    Or did I perhaps dream about it?

    I tried using the search function but so many here use HH instead of Heaven Hill and barrel strength/cask strength instead of proof, so it was quite difficult to navigate.
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    I've never heard of a barrel-proof HH, either actual or impending. Seems like something they should do, though, under one of their brands, at least as a special edition.

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    Once I mentioned this to Larry Kass and he said we already have one, Original Barrel 107 proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedmans Brorsa
    Iīm pretty sure that one or even two years ago there was some info about a barrel proof Heaven Hill bourbon being on its way, but since then I havenīt heard anything about this.

    I was really looking forward to this and I wonder if anyone knows something more?

    Or did I perhaps dream about it?

    I tried using the search function but so many here use HH instead of Heaven Hill and barrel strength/cask strength instead of proof, so it was quite difficult to navigate.
    Lennart,

    Cadenheads have several single barrels that are sold here in Europe. A bit pricey though.

    Leif
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    Have you tried any of these Cadenheads bottlings, Leif? I haven´t but I really don´t know why. Maybe because there´s always something hazardous about independent bottlings. If you are unlucky you could end up with a really dodgy bottle, even if the distillery in question is irreproachable.

    Anyways, what I had in mind was an official HH bottling. After doing an extensive search I eventually found the post in question. It´s from 2004 but beware : it´s from the old forum with no converted smilies. Bearing in mind Bettye Jo´s charming penchant for smilies it is not always easy to read.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbth...ead.php?t=3127
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyc
    Once I mentioned this to Larry Kass and he said we already have one, Original Barrel 107 proof.
    I don't know whose barrels come out at 107, but Heaven Hill's definitely don't. The EWSB Vintage unveiling usually starts with a tasting at barrel proof and it's a Stagg-worthy 145.

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    His words, not mine. I didn't make it up. Kitzmiller, his wife,BettyeJo Me and Amelia were there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedmans Brorsa
    Have you tried any of these Cadenheads bottlings, Leif? I havenīt but I really donīt know why. Maybe because thereīs always something hazardous about independent bottlings. If you are unlucky you could end up with a really dodgy bottle, even if the distillery in question is irreproachable.

    Anyways, what I had in mind was an official HH bottling. After doing an extensive search I eventually found the post in question. Itīs from 2004 but beware : itīs from the old forum with no converted smilies. Bearing in mind Bettye Joīs charming penchant for smilies it is not always easy to read.

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/ubbth...ead.php?t=3127
    Lennart,

    No I haven’t tasted any of Cadenheads HH bourbon offerings. And I also wait for an official HH uncut and hopefully unfiltered bottle.

    Leif
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyc
    His words, not mine. I didn't make it up. Kitzmiller, his wife,BettyeJo Me and Amelia were there.
    Please don't think my statement reflected any doubts about you. I'm sure you heard correctly, it jus t'ain't so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyc
    Once I mentioned this to Larry Kass and he said we already have one, Original Barrel 107 proof.
    Where, pray tell, can one acquire a bottle? Is this a new product that is still aging?

 

 

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