Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Jeffrey Schwartz10 Comments

Unless you live in Kentucky, buy it by the case. For the cost of a premium bottle of Bourbon, you can get a case of Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond.Jeff Schwartz
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Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Bourbon

  • DISTILLER: Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
  • MASH BILL: 75% Corn  |  13% Rye  |  12% Malted Barley
  • AGE: 6 Years
  • YEAR: 2017
  • PROOF: 100 (50% ABV)
  • MSRP: $11.99
NOSE: Vanilla | Honey | Orange Peel | Oak

TASTE: Peanut Butter | Butterscotch | Oak | Rye

FINISH: Despite the thin mouthfeel, the finish is amazingly creamy. There’s nothing that you could call “rough” on it, either. It is warm without burning, and it hangs around for several minutes, letting you enjoy it slowly while a mild rye spiciness parks on the front of the tongue.

SHARE WITH: Bourbon snobs on a blind-tasting basis only. Otherwise, share with who appreciates good Bourbon at a fair price.

WORTH THE PRICE: At MSRP, or even several bucks above MSRP, it is a bargain.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond truly opens up a new, fourth choice: Case. Unless you live in Kentucky, buy it by the case. For the cost of a premium bottle of Bourbon, you can get a case of Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond.

OVERALL: In the glass, it presents itself as a muted amber, almost caramel in color. Swirling it around leaves a thin rim that generates thicker legs to drop quickly back into the pool of liquid sunshine.

The nose is much more complex than you’d expect in a bottom shelf whiskey. Inhaling through my mouth made the vanilla and orange explode, almost like a Dreamsicle. For me, I couldn’t wait to put it in my mouth.

The mouthfeel is thin, but coats the tongue well. There is a front, middle and back palate, each of which differentiates itself.

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Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond has a very limited distribution. At times you can get it outside of Kentucky, but mostly this is a Kentucky-only gem. It also is, surprisingly, not listed at all on Heaven Hill’s website, leaving you to wonder if they’re trying to keep one of the worst-kept secrets in Bourbon locked away.

Bottled in Bond is my favorite category of whiskey. Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond is one of the best representatives of that category. #RespectTheBottomShelf

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Jeffrey Schwartz

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Living on the plains of Wisconsin, Jeff’s super power is making whiskey disappear. He has lived around the country, making various long-term stints between Colorado, Florida and Wisconsin. He has a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA in Marketing from Regis University. He discovered the joys of whiskey later than some. While starting with Scotch as a curiosity, his love of all things whiskey, especially Bourbon and Rye blossomed when his wife discovered a boutique liquor store in South Florida. After becoming established customers, his wife then started working for that store, opening opportunities and creating connections that Jeff could partake. Jeff is currently enjoying life with his wife and dog.


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  2. I drove up to Kentucky from Nashville to Purchase this Bottle in Bond that You can Only Get in Kentucky. Reminded me of a Jim Beam Product. Was pleasantly Surprised. Would buy it again or give to a bourbon friend. Thanks for the Review

  3. One of the great HH BIB expressions.
    The other three are JTS Brown, JW Dant, and Evan Williams.
    All a little different, all great classic bourbons, all under $15 a fifth.
    Collect and try all four. You will be impressed.

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