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Wm. Heavenhill Single Barrel 2017, 14-year, 115-proof

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Richnimrod   
Richnimrod

OK.

I couldn't wait for a 'special occasion' to uncork the Wm. Heavenhill S.B. I grabbed at the HH Gift Shop last weekend.     It's been crying out to my from the back shelf where it's been languishing.    I just had to recuse it.

After tasting it during the Connoisseur Tasting at the gift shop, I just had to bring a bottle home with me.   Awfully dear at $250/750; but hey; it's only money, right? 

And... Always remember this: No matter how you pour it . . . Or Mix it . . . Or Chill it . . .

Money will never taste as good as even bottom shelf Bourbon.  

Thus was my thinking, and I'm not sorry I grabbed one.    But, I digress from the point of this post; my impressions of the bottle....

 

Nose was quite good; but actually belies the palate which is spectacular (if well-aged HH stuff is in your wheelhouse, as it is mine).      On the nose I picked up a slight hint of tobacco, and a decent amount of rickhouse mustiness and a little char; but mainly warm BOURBON-Y Caramel.     The palate was for me more of the same... MUCH More!    This is a Caramel and Brown Sugar bomb, with a little vanilla, plus a nice balance of baking spices and sweet tobacco behind the entry plus a mere hint of the HH minty-ness.     The finish is looooooooooooong and mostly sweet; but with a supporting structure of well-cured oak lumber.  

 

The only negative I can summon up for this one is this: I only have the one bottle!     Boo-hoo.

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LCWoody   
LCWoody

I wish you would have bought 2 also. Sounds like my kind of bourbon. Like I always say "there are trillions of dollars in the world, but only a few very good bourbons" you can always make more money.  

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Richnimrod   
Richnimrod
10 hours ago, LCWoody said:

I wish you would have bought 2 also. Sounds like my kind of bourbon. Like I always say "there are trillions of dollars in the world, but only a few very good bourbons" you can always make more money.  

Actually, I think it was a limit 'one-to-a-customer' thing.    Which isn't to say I couldn't have had my baby boy, who was with me at the time, grab one for which I coulda paid him back. 

But it is a LOT of money to shell out (for me at any rate) for a single bottle of whiskey, no matter how good it may be.

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Kyjd75   
Kyjd75

As I recall, when I bought my bottle of this a few months ago, the cashier scanned my drivers license barcode info into their sales system.  She said it was to ensure (as best they could) a one bottle per customer limit, specifically to discourage if not eliminate bottle flippers.

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brbnmafia   
brbnmafia

Heaven Hill is releasing quantities of these about every other week, from now until whenever. I've been told there is going to be a lot 

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Richnimrod   
Richnimrod
5 hours ago, brbnmafia said:

Heaven Hill is releasing quantities of these about every other week, from now until whenever. I've been told there is going to be a lot 

The label says a total of 30-barrels if memory serves (disclaimer: It doesn't serve all that well all the time).    I imagine some few barrels (10?) have already been bottled, and I assume a few will wind up 'low-fill',  so if the rest contain 130-bottles each, there well may be another couple thousand bottles yet to be sold... then again, I may be waaaay off.

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