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Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
15
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
World Whiskies - Individual Cask
Bottled
02.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
150
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Feb 2016 8:19 am by Jimjam
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1006,63

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Whisky Reviews for Heaven Hill 19-year-old CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An outstanding bourbon maturing.
    • Nose
      Refined and complex bourbon nose. Matured oak, vanilla, hazelnut and horseradish. Forest fruits and mint.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet. Honey, milk caramel and black cherry. Oak, pepper and horseradish. Hazelnut and antique skin.
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet, spicy, oaky.

  2. helmutgw scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    F: dark brown N: Bourbon sweetness, vanilla and wood G: voluminous, strong alcohol attack: first dull feeling in the mouth, then a sweet mixture of adhesive - solvent / polish - a bit leathery? A: long, a lot of alcohol - gets bitter + H2O: becomes rounder, more compatible. Reveals nothing new. Pretty blatant dram, but I like it.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Verdict: As much as the nose is enchanting, as the mouth slice and sends synthetic, almost industrial, in the taste buds. Where then is it just me who is next to the plate? Should I completely miss this bourbon? Possible, but in any case I was expecting something else; something more vanilla and less industrial. 85/100 (it's mostly the nose that goes up my personal rating).
    • Nose
      Grilled hazelnut, sweet caramelized spices, vanilla almond, some sweet raisins. A slight smoke of hazelnut shell torn at the beginning of the nose, which fades with aeration. A greedy nose, and also very fine. After a long aeration, fleeting minty vegetable volutes appear.
    • Taste
      It contrasts with the nose, because in the mouth, it deposes severe! Alcohol is very present. Chemical notes (Solvent Glue - hard to define) go back in the nose. The industrial side gradually takes precedence over the rest, and I find myself stopping only on him.
    • Finish
      Nuts (hazelnut and almond) come back in a whirlwind, soaked in these chemical / industrial notes that dominate the mouth.

  4. BabyHuey206 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    I think cavalier66 is looking for hidden meanings where none exist.  This was not aged in an ex-bourbon barrel, it spent its entire life in the original (new charred) cask.

  5. cavalier66 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Interestingly, the label states it is matured in a "Bourbon Barrel" whereas Bourbon by definition needs to be matured in virgin oak. I suppose it doesn't say "ex-Bourbon barrel", but it begs the question of what the definition of "Bourbon barrel" (as used on many labels) actually is!

  6. moving_coil scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    Utterly amazing. If only more bourbons would get this slower maturation treatment

  7. Jimjam did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fully matured in its original cask & shipped to Campbeltown in November 1999 - Mark Watt.

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