Youthful aromas of fresh raw cut oak, leather, cinnamon, baking spices, bread and sour lemon peels.
Bold in alcohol, the flavors are a bit unrefined and youthful. Notes of young oak, baking spices, brown sugar, muffled vanilla and sliced white bread.
The balance is average as the bolder alcohol delivery doesn’t quite parlay well to the actual young flavors tasted. There is almost a divide between the alcohol and flavors.
The finish is a bit thin as the mix of baking spices and young oak dissipates pretty quick.
Bourbon lovers rejoice (and flippers get your secondary nonsense out of here), this discontinued Heaven Hill Bourbon (as of around September 2018) will not be missed all that much. Overall, the experience with the Heaven Hill 6 Year Old Green Label can be categorized as young, a bit unrefined and lacking in finish. There are some good alternatives to this (Wild Turkey 101, Four Roses Yellow Label, etc). But if you are wanting to stay within the Heaven Hill realm, Evan Williams BIB is a good alternative. With all that said, I still think it’s worth the incredibly budget friendly price of ~$10.
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