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    Black Maple Hill...

    Have just seen this in my local store..Is it good? Who makes it? Was in a hurry and did not get a chance to read the lable..Have never heard of it before...thanks..Don

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    It is marketed by CVI Brands of San Carlos, California.
    Whom they bought the bourbon from is not known, speculation is Heaven Hill.
    If anyone has more info on who made this bourbon I'd like to know.
    If that is the case then Max and Parker sold them better stuff than what they sell to KBD, but that is another story.
    I have 4 bottles of it, the 11, 14, 16 and 21 year old. I have not opened the 21 yet and I did like the other 3.
    My only complaint is, that while good, I think it is over priced.
    Try the 16yo, I don't think you will be disappointed.
    ovh

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    It is marketed by CVI Brands of San Carlos, California.
    Whom they bought the bourbon from is not known, speculation is Heaven Hill.
    If anyone has more info on who made this bourbon I'd like to know.
    If that is the case then Max and Parker sold them better stuff than what they sell to KBD, but that is another story.
    My understanding (it is certainly not the only one) is that:

    Lawrenceburg bottlings were bottled and chosen by Julian Van Winkle. This stopped about the same time/because of the BT/VW agreement.

    Since then, there are Bardstown bottlings from KBD. I wouldn't assume these bottlings are all HH or even that any one bottling is from just one distillery's juice.

    Roger

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post

    Lawrenceburg bottlings were bottled and chosen by Julian Van Winkle.

    Roger
    Ah yes, now that you mention it I do remember now hearing this about JVWinkle.
    All four of mine are Bardstown bottles however.
    ovh

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I have 4 bottles of it, the 11, 14, 16 and 21 year old.
    These are all pretty much gone now from store shelves. They have been replaced by a BMH "Small Batch". I wish I could still buy the old stuff.
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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    I've got the Small Batch and the next youngest. 11yr maybe? I'd have to check the label. It does get expensive quick! And for the price I'd rather get a Van Winkle or a BTAC than a BMH...but I"ve yet to crack mine open...who knows what's inside!
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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Has anyone had any of the Lawerenceburg bottles?
    How does it compare to the Bardstown?
    ovh

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Has anyone had any of the Lawerenceburg bottles?
    How does it compare to the Bardstown?
    Lawrenceburg BMH 14 is like a Pappy 15.

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    I've had all of them except the 21. All are great. I tell you I think I like the 11 best though. If you got the chance try any of them, do it. Since its so expensive I dont buy it that much.

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    Re: Black Maple Hill...

    Quote Originally Posted by luv2hunt View Post
    Lawrenceburg BMH 14 is like a Pappy 15.
    So, if one were to come across a BMH age statement bottling, especially a 14 year, it would be worth purchasing?

    ~tp

 

 

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