Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond is the same whiskey that goes in to Evan Williams Bonded, but it ’s aged for 6 years instead of the customary 4 years. This whiskey is known to loose its age statement now and then when stocks run low, but it’s a fairly reliable whiskey so long as you live within its Kentucky-centric distribution area… which I don’t.

In Heaven Hill’s Words: Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond

None Found – I hate when companies don’t list a whiskey, especially one that’s this well known, on their website. That always irks me.

This sample was sent to me by Nick from Breaking Bourbon a year ago and I’m just now getting back to my samples. I feel like a bit of a schmuck for letting it take me this long to circle back to it, but circled I have. It’s also the beginning of me clearing out my samples bin which is currently overflowing; with that let’s jump on in to the Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond review!

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Info

Region: Kentucky, USA

Distiller: Heaven Hill
Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 6 Years
ABV: 50%

Price: $12

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review

EYE
Toffee

NOSE
Nutty, cocoa, oak, toffee, dark fruit, spice and wax all mix together in a perfectly pleasant presentation.

PALATE
Peanuts, cocoa, oak, toffee, dark fruit, spice and a bit of buttered popcorn and citrus. I’m truly digging it.

FINISH
Long fade of peanuts, cocoa, spice and oak.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Well balanced, full body and a silken texture.

OVERALL
Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond can be quite a tasty whiskey; I have no complaints and in every sense of the definition it could be a daily drinker. What’s delivered on the senses is deep and a bit of water opens it up further to unleash and overall character that reminds me of a Butterfinger. If this was available in California I could easily see myself coming home after a long day and pouring a glass of this.

Value-wise the Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond is off the charts, so you’re lucky if you live in an area where it’s distributed. It also comes across like a versatile whiskey that can sit naked in a glass just as easily as it could slip into a cocktail. Looks like I have another whiskey I need to add to my list to bring back the next time I’m in KY.

SCORE: 87/100 (B+)

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review - Score Breakdown
  • Nose - 87
  • Palate - 87
  • Finish - 87
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 87

Summary

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond is pretty good. Would love to have a bottle!

Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Label

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2 Responses to Heaven Hill Bottled In Bond Review

  1. I share your enthusiasm for this bourbon. Glad you finally got a chance to try it.
    It is the faternal twin to Evan Williams BIB (maybe a little older) and has a slightly different flavor.
    Another close relative is JTS Brown BIB which has a similar flavor.
    JW Dant BIB rounds out this family of budget-friendly BIB bourbons from Heaven Hill.
    It’s interesting to discover how various blended barrels of essentially the same whiskey provide a different tasting experience with each expression.

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