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Heaven Hill Old Style

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If you’re looking for a bargain price bourbon, you may be interested in Heaven Hill Old Style.  Heaven Hill is very cheap at just $9.00 a bottle, but you’ll notice something which stands out about it right from the off, which is that it’s bottled in glass and not plastic, despite the low price.  Heaven Hill Distilleries is based in Kentucky and is family owned and operated since 1935.  They have created a number of different bourbons but this is perhaps one of their best-known concoctions.

Heaven Hill Old Style Bourbon is a pale golden color, aged four years.  When you open this bourbon you’ll be greeted with a bold combination of scents including nutmeg and other spices and a distinctive fruity banana smell.  The taste mirrors the smell—banana accompanied by nutmeg and cinnamon.  The finish is also banana.  Is it the world’s most exciting bourbon?  Not really—but it’s a pretty good one for the low price, considering it’s nice and smooth and has a balanced richness to it.  In other words, it’ll do the trick.

I’ve tried Heaven Hill mixed in with a number of beverages and was pretty pleased with the results.  Again, this isn’t a top-shelf drink, but at $9.00 a bottle you shouldn’t expect one.  It does add a little extra flair at a low price though, and is great when I want to enhance another drink without breaking the bank to do it.  I wouldn’t necessarily recommend Heaven Hill as an introductory bourbon or for any really special occasions where you want something elaborate or unique, but it’s a good day-to-day bourbon for when you need it.

Color: Pale gold.

Nose: Banana, nutmeg, other spices.

Taste: Banana, cinnamon, nutmeg.  Well balanced.

Want to buy this bourbon? Available in: USA & World (click), UK & Europe (click)

About Ryan

My name is Ryan, and I joined Martin to share my passion about bourbon. I live in America, but enjoy traveling as much as possible, especially to visit bourbon distilleries (of course!). Not only do I enjoy bourbon, but I also love whisky, wine and premium cigars.

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1 Comment

  1. Cameo Meooo

    October 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    HEAVEN HILL OLD STYLE BOURBON IS INDEED A FIND! IT IS SMOOTH AND TASTY IT HAS A GREAT FRAGRANCE AS SOON AS U OPEN THE BOTTLE AND FOR THE PRICE—IT IS JUST WONDERFUL. I LOVE ALL HEAVEN HILL PRODUCTS AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. THANK YOU HEAVEN HILL!

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