- DISTILLER: Rabbit Hole Distillery
- MASH BILL: 70% Corn | 10% Malted Wheat | 10% Honey Malted Barley | 10% Malted Barley
- Cooperage: Hand crafted oak barrels by Kelvin Cooperage, char level not disclosed
- AGE: 3+ years
- YEAR: 2020
- PROOF: 95 Proof (47.5% ABV)
- MSRP: $59.99
- BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Sweet Corn | Toasted Grain | Orange Peel | Toffee
TASTE: Corn | Hot Spice | Toffee Sweatness | Green Grass
FINISH: Medium finish, Alcohol Hotness, Grain, with some Oak
SHARE WITH: Curious bourbon drinkers, interested in a unique four-grain expression. Early in the tasting, not a closer.
WORTH THE PRICE: I think $60 is a high price for this very young expression. It has some interesting notes but is not at the level of some excellent bourbons at and even below this price point.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: At this price, I would put this one in the Bar category. A good idea to try it before you buy. I could see some people being attracted to some of the interesting flavors and sweetness in this young expression. For me, it is outside of my preferred tasting profile. I say that this bourbon is definitely not a bust.
OVERALL: This is a rebranding of the original Rabbit Hole Straight Kentucky Bourbon reviewed in 2018 by Matt Self and Pops (Rabbit Hole Bourbon Whiskey). A young bourbon without the complexity you would expect from the mash bill. Definitely drinkable with some interesting flavors, would be curious to try an older version of this bourbon. I believe it has some elements that would benefit from more time in the barrel.
All that being said, after being acquired by to Pernod Ricard when they rebranded this product they added another $5 to the price. I am not sure the “Cavehill”, after Louisville’s historic Cave Hill cemetery, is worth a fin.
RABBIT HOLE CAVEHILL KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON
NOW YOU CAN CALL US BY NAME
As our number of whiskeys has multiplied, and to be able to summon one easily, we have given each expression a proper name. Rest assured that while these whiskeys have new monikers, they are the same distinct offerings you have sipped and savored. Each deliberately distilled from our proprietary cooking process and aged in hand‑selected barrels before being harvested in small batches to yield a flavor like no other.
Our signature four-grain Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a homage to generations of proud Louisville distillers. Distinct and unorthodox, this expression builds on the legacy of these great bourbon pioneers and sets a new standard for American whiskey.
Specs: 95 Proof / 47.5% ABV
Mash Bill: 70% Corn | 10% Malted Wheat | 10% Honey Malted Barley | 10% Malted Barley
Disclaimer: Rabbit Hole Distillery provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.