Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Jeffrey Schwartz14 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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Known throughout Wisconsin (and now the world) as Whiskeyfellow, Jeff was a late-bloomer to the Wonderful World of Whiskey. At the suggestion of his wife, he started with Scotch and was hooked. He was under the impression that he was happy. A friend asked him several times to try Bourbon, and he eventually gave in, only to fall completely in love with it. Those first steps started him on his #DrinkCurious adventure that led him to #RespectTheBottomShelf. Jeff now relishes many types of whiskeys, ranging from the super-affordable to the super-premium and everything in between. Aside from simply sipping and writing about it, Jeff now enjoys spreading the whiskey gospel by hosting educational tasting events. Read Jeff's full profile.


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    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

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        Heaven Hill has a green label bourbon sold here in NY, 80 proof. Its $11….any thoughts on that ?

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            Thank you…the Bottle in my area looks like the Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond Green Label but without the BIB classification…do you think the Evan Williams green label and the one in my store are possibly the same product.

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            The Heaven Hill for $11 we have is actually the white label…not green, sorry.

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    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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