It was my first Heaven Hill and didn’t know what to expect, and I’ve not been disappointed. It lacked a wee bit of complexity but both the nose and the palate were pleasant. An easy dram to sip.
Loads of vanilla, butter and caramel, honey, and a pinch of pepper. Green apples bring a bit of acidity, and maple syrup a sugary side to the nose. With water, vanilla stays on the front, complemented with some malt.
Sweet and slightly pepperish arrival, with a bit thin mouthfeel. Caramel and oak take the front, soon joined by the green apples and the maple syrup from the nose. Reduction gets the mouthfeel to be creamier, and brings a sugary feeling.
The finish is medium long and warm, with caramel and oak spices.