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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
35
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
102
Strength
50.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2017 6:16 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399,00

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Whisky Reviews for Heaven Hill 1996 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Shane_IL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This really blew me away. I got hit by this huge wave of coconut and sweetness on the nose at first and then all the usual bourbon notes, but with the woody ones really ramped up to full power and the usual spicey notes toned down which I found really nice, then on the palate all these dark, bitter notes turned up. This is a very interesting and complex drink and definitely one to be savoured.Reviewed in my blog:https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/07/17/heaven-hill-20-cadenheads-175th-anniversary-bottling/
    • Nose
      Explosion of coconut. Oak shavings. Vanilla. Creme brulee. Wood varnish. Brown glue. Light powdered ginger. Light cinnamon. Orange cake. Pencil shavings.
    • Taste
      Thick maple syrup. Sesame oil. Very dry wood. Marmalade. Dried ginger. Cloves. Pepper. Some dark cacao and espresso at the end.
    • Finish
       Orange cake. Wisps of wood oils. Espresso. Coconut. Dry wood. Marshmallow root. Cloves. Beeswax.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    N: baking spice, huge oak, cherry, lead, tobacco, tree sap, roasted nuts, brown sugar

    P: oak, cherry, pecan pie, dark chocolate, tobacco, espresso, leather, bitter

    F: oak tannin, bitter, corn, cloves

    You’ve got to love a good wack of oak with your bourbon. That said it’s good, but it was put in a very unfavorable lineup. So it would fair better on its own, I would think.

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