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We are please to present our first American Whiskey. For Scotch, it’s pretty much standard practice to gloat about how many years the spirit has been aged for. However Bourbon’s a different beast.
When a spirit ages, it gains flavour and colour as it moves in and out of the wood barrel. The speed at which it does this has everything to do with the climate in which it’s being stored. Because Kentucky has much hotter summers than Scotland, bourbon companies claim it ages far faster. In fact its three to four times as fast, and suggest that bourbon hits its absolute peak in eight to twelve years—a figure that would be considered young by Scotch standards.
That said we are confident that we bottled the 8 Year Old Heaven Hill at its optimal maturity.
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. Originally known as “Old Heavenhill Springs”, was founded in Bardtown, Kentucky by a group of investors and the “Shapira Brother’s” to produce and market bourbon & Premium American Whiskeys.
At the time it was a speculative new company founded in 1935 with no brands, no available stock of whiskey and at the height of the Great Depression. However today Heaven Hill Distilleries is now the Seventh largest spirits supplier in the US and the second largest holder of aging Bourbon Whiskey in the world.
Bourbon Barrel – Cask Number 152736
Bourbon Barrel – Approximately 190 litres in size, bourbon barrels are sent over from America after they have been used to mature bourbon whiskey. Before they are used however, they are toasted or charred on the inside. This process caramelises the wood sugars and influences the spirit with distinctively sweet tastes such as caramel and vanilla.
Deep Amber with auburn highlights.
Vanilla & red berry fruits are prominent with caramel & toffee.
Smooth caramel, toffee & vanilla give way to gentle spices & oak.
The sweetness dies away to give gentle spices & warming toasted oak notes.
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