Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Heaven Hill 6 YR Bottled in Bond, Pound for Pound King!?!?!




In todays Booming Bourbon Boom and Bourbon Game many people believe that the older the bourbon the better and the more expensive the bourbon the better..

Well folks, I am here to tell you that-that's not always fact...

Every Limited Bourbon release today is ultra aged, cask strength, barrel proof, cask finished, and everything else in between. Also, all those limited releases are usually insanely high priced..

Believe you me, I hunt all the allocated releases stated above and dusty offerings harder than most...

I spend so much damn time, effort, and hard earned cash, on bourbon hunting. Anything rare, unique, and allocated I am hunting and douche-ingly enough I don't care about the price if I can get it at retail... 

If I am interested in the bottling, I hunt hard to get it, whether its in Colorado or other states or other countries....

From timing shipments and releases in other parts of the country to figuring out when my state will get it, to figuring out when and where shipments are dispersed in the state of Colorado to figure out my best chances and places to snag my bottles, I stay on top if it, like a pathetic-OCD-annoying bourbon lunatic..

However, THE GREAT HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY, in my eyes, the "distillery for the people" produce some great bourbon from the top of their pyramid of allocated releases to bottom "shelf turds" to some. Lurking on the bottom shelf for about $25 or less Heaven Hill has bless us with some really amazing gems, that in my eyes may make them possibly the Pound for Pound Kings...

  • Heaven Hill 6 yr BIB
  • Old Heaven Hill BIB
  • JTS Brown BIB
  • JW Dant BIB
  • Old Fitzgerald BIB

Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond & Age Stated 6 Years:

At First Glance: Beautiful, rich, developed color for any bourbon let alone a 6 yr old. Looks delish and a great vintage looking label and bottle too!!

On the Nose: Very sweet, really rich oak, a nice amount of vanilla and caramel, a slight nuttiness(walnuts?!?!?!), dark chocolate, and cinnamon..

On the Palate: That oaky/sweet/gooey goodness that I love about bourbon...

Salted caramel, toffee, pecan pie, and explosions of cocoa powder like the cocoa pebbles that form and sit on top of your hot chocolate...

Cinnamon, cloves, candy corn, and tons of dark caramelized sugars...

I get this insane glazed donut thing!! I might just be drunk right now, but I've noticed the donut thing multiples times before..

Overall: For only being 6 years old, this bourbon is so damn rich in flavor both on the nose and palate as well as extremely visually appealing. The taste and finish is quite delicious..

Sweet, savory, smooth, creamy, woody, and just enough spice to warm everything up!!

When I was a young boy, my aunt Jenny use to make me this awesome "cinnamon hot chocolate" that came in a little burlap sack that I think she got from Pier 1 Imports.

Damn!!! I loved that hot chocolate, this bourbon reminds me of that hot chocolate, and I really like that...

All of this to me, means that Heaven Hill 6 YR Bottled in Bond is one of the best if not the best bourbon per dollar values around, no question about it..

But, all I really ever hear is that HH6BIB is a great "value" bourbon and solid mixer. Wake up people, this bourbon is way more than just a good value and something to mix with pop...

I would only drink this neat as all my whiskeys and I think it drinks way above its price point and out drinks many, many, many, bourbons that I've tasted priced anywhere from $30-$150 if not more...

P.S. If ya didn't know, ya better slap somebody, because this bourbon costs $9-$13 dollars retail if you can find it in Kentucky and/or Indiana only!!!!!

Cheers and Happy Hunting,

Alex @bourbonboomed

P.S. The only possible nit-picky qualm I can think of about this bottling is the whole "charcoal filtered" thing, but thats all rather rudimentary!!!