Its fine. It is the new version of a 20 dollar whiskey with an extra year. Flaviar trying to sell it for over a 100. Lol 😆
I'm getting pretty sick of flaviar. Anyone else?
Its more insulting to try to gouge ur members than just not offer them anything.
Very buttery, the "corn" aspect sticks out pretty predominately. Not like a regular whiskey, but a nice novelty.
Eye: straw yellow
Nose: astringent, banana taffy
Palate: grain, butter, corn, sugar, bee’s wax
Mouth feel: oily, viscous
The taste is fine, it is only corn whiskey aged for a minute or two, no kidding, supposedly 4 years hence the color. Don't expect anything fancy and you won't be disappointed. I think it would make a good mixer, it is sweet so you'd have to be careful what you dumped it into. Not complex, no oak, no pepperiness, just a sweet corn taste, and a nice burn, I like it on a cube or two. Costs too much on here.
I was curious about this whiskey because it seems to have almost a cult following online. Perhaps not because it's top shelf, more like, it's a booze drinkers meme in real life.
First, I admit I may not have the most sophisticated palate. When I hear people describe whiskey as having an essence of spring rain and unicorn farts, I tend to roll my eyes. I can count on one hand the number of spirits where I detected anything other than 'whiskey.'
That's where Mellow Corn stepped in. As I inhaled my first breath of this whiskey, I could clearly make out hints of crushed dreams and the flagging hopes of the city's local homeless camp. It tastes about how the BO of 1000 hippies stuck in a Venezuelan rain forest during Coronavirus smells.
I think this liquor would best be enjoyed out of a paper bag, in an alley behind the local gas station, shared with your friends who have as much dignity remaining as they likely do teeth.
The old Heaven Hill BiB was a fantastic buy, then they changed the label and made it 7yr instead of 6yr while jacking the price up from $15 to $45. Unfortunately the fancy new label and extreme price hike did not coincide with an increase in quality of the actual whiskey in the bottle.
Ok. So if you want to have a fun, light whisky, then you can't go wrong with this little gem! If you can get past the "corny" looking bottle then you've got a sweet corn smelling, cream of corn whisky that has no bite for a 100 proof with no lasting mouthfeel the second it goes down. But that is to the drams benefit, because you'll love to keep sipping till it's all gone. There is a reason Heaven Hill has been putting it out for over 70 years, and at less than $20 I can see why! It's a steal!
Spicy. Rye comes out more than I expected given its mash bill stating 10% rye. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Dark berries. Slight sweetness that's more appreciated with a bit of water. There's some heat when taken neat, which isn't bad at all. But adding water balances the flavors and heat a bit better. The finish is nice with the spice lingering on the palate. Nice sipping bourbon.
Appearance: Color is straw, decent legs... Nose: Corn grain sweetness, faint vanilla, caramel and baking spices. Average... Palate: Grainy corn sweetness, baking spice, youth, but not the in-your-face bitter of poorly aged Whiskey, a little vanilla. Different, a little below average... Mouthfeel is Average... Finish: A more creamy vanilla flavor and baking spices, mild but lingers due to proof... Overall: If you go in expecting a Bourbon, you will be disappointed, but if you want a cohesive, solid example of a Corn Whiskey, this is it. Corn dominates the profile, and the barrel mostly just tempers the youth and grain.
Definitely my favorite whiskey! Got it on a whim not expecting anything special but it's much more tasty and smoother than my previous go to which was Wild Turkey 101! I just wish it was still available (HINT FLAVIAR) this stuff is hard to find! Also if you don't like a flavor punch in the face it's not for you
I knew a $20 bottle of whiskey was not going to give me a TON of greatness, but even as a cola mixer, this was pretty harsh. Not just taste, but the feeling it left after it was drank. Description hyped it up real good, but it ended up being exactly what you’d expect from a cheap bottle of whiskey.
Value issue - White Label BIB 6 yr - 15.99; New Label 7yr - 49.99 (or $70+ on Flaviar, lol). This is a solid offering by HH, but its going to take a while for this pricepoint to feel good after enjoying the 6yr product for so long.
Parker’s Heritage Collection
Barrel Finished Bourbon - Orange Curaçao Barrels (H29881243)
55%ABV / 110 Proof
The nose leads with a mild floral and cherry caramel undertone, while fresh orange curaçao barrel and mint leaves simultaneously peek through. There is minimal spice present and is extremely clean, showcasing a fresh spring like aroma.
Marzipan and charred oak begin on the palate shortly followed by honey lemon drops. Mild pepper and rye dominate the mid palate before vanilla butterscotch chips fade on the backend.
The oak filled finish is nicely married with the bitter sweetness of a smoked orange peel and spicy ground cinnamon that compliments each other well. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and medium to long finish.
Heaven Hill Quality House Old Style Bourbon, also known as the Heaven Hill white label, is a Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey aged for 3 years, and at around $10 it is one of the most budgety of the budget bourbons. Why even bother reviewing a bourbon so inexpensive? Because I'm a man of the people, that's why, and every bourbon drinker, no matter what size wallet he or she has, deserves a quality review. As usual, I took my tipple poured neat into a Glencairn glass.
At only 80 proof, the white label had much more of an alcohol blast than I expected, even after letting it breathe for a few minutes. Making it past the ethanol wasn't easy, but underneath were notes of corn, vanilla, and raisin. The nose was nothing special, but it wasn't bad for a $10 bottle. The mouthfeel is thin and dry and the palate brings corn and brief brown sugar sweetness. There is almost no finish to speak of and an aftertaste of tobacco and oak. Is this the best bourbon made by Heaven Hill? No, of course it's not. But is it the best budget bourbon you can find? Also no. But for the price point, is this a bourbon worth having on the shelf to use as a mixer? Yeah, I guess. Grab yourself some store-brand cola and get shitfaced for less than $12, if that's your style.