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Overall rating
85.85/100
votes
41
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Casknumber
MoS 15063
Number of bottles
258
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2015 8:35 am by 404fred
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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41 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Heaven Hill 2001 MoS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.85 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In contrast to the WID: 69329, this works quite well with the finish here. The bourbon and the port make a unit. Thus one receives also the typical red fruits of the port, which mix themselves under the Bourbon.

    Here I can imagine that people who do not really like bourbon are more likely to prefer it.

  2. pszemo scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting, after a while not as strange as before, then he gets better ...
    • Nose
      Only clear Boubron, but permanent fine port mixes quite behind it, strawberries, raspberry syrup, mint also comes out
    • Taste
      Beautiful classic bourbon notes in the first few seconds, soft toffee, gentle vanilla, are suddenly acidic fruits and citrus against, strawberry behind, gooseberry, some aniseed and spicy
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry sweet, vanilla and strawberry remain

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Hm. I have had it in the glass several times now. It may be up to me, but not a good combo. Port and Bourbon. Somehow it does not suit me ... Only the nose convinces me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Maple SyrupThe Parderborn boys have crossed the big pond for the first time and bottled a bourbon. Well, actually three casks at once and all three are from the Heaven Hill distillery (*). We know this American distillery from Kentucky from brands like Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Old Fitzgerald, Parker's Heritage Collection, Pikesville, Rittenhouse and a few others. MoS bottled a sherry hogshead from 2001, a bourbon barrel from 2005 and this 13 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that got a port cask finish. That explains the deep red color of this syrupy dram.

    The nose is honeysweet with loads of mint. The sweetness translates into young corn, red fruits (strawberries included) and candied orange rind. A brown toast with maple syrup. A touch of green herbs and a hint of marzipan. The port put a positive spin on this nose.

    It is syrupy on the palate, but also quite piquant. Immediately the spices speak, before the palate softens up and allows the fruity side of this bourbon to show itself. Now the port is dominant. Red fruit with a mildly sour edge, some cider and cherries. Loads of oak. And finally a ton of caramel and some vanilla that tell you that this is still a bourbon without a doubt.

    The finish is medium long and evolves towards sweet and sour.

    I was a bit worried about the port cask at first, but that was completely unwarranted. Nice interplay of tastes. The nose is the best part of this whiskey for me. It reminds me mostly of the Parker’s Heritage. Just under 100 EUR.

    (*) there is actually a fourth cask, for the Images of Bardstown is obviously also a Heaven Hill bottling.

  6. Heidjer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very nice experiment. The nose indicates what could have been brought out with a longer ripening time (possibly still afterwards in a little active refill barrel), whereby the interaction in the undiluted state is quite fun. The mouthfeel is pure really great, the finish is then again "too typical", the Portfass seems to have had little influence on it.

    I'm convinced of the whiskey in total, so he first gets 88/100
    • Nose
      The rotfruchtigen (strawberry, blackberry, cherry) give themselves with deep caramel flavors (giants) the latch in the hand and take turns. Bourbon and Port are recognizable as individual components, but over time develop into a strong and pleasant blend of new flavors such as chocolate cake with raspberries. The water helps the blurring of the aromas among each other to a fruity mix.
    • Taste
      Very creamy, slightly sweet, fruity, spicy. With water, the pleasant creaminess disappears and a slight alcoholic sting comes out.
    • Finish
      Classic bourbon notes of strong but mild tannins and vanilla. Milder and chocolatier with water. Overall, long.

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