Rabbit Hole Bourbon Whiskey Heigold
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon is the fourth whiskey from the Louisville whiskey brand Rabbit Hole. It is a high-rye bourbon made from a mash bill of 70% corn, 5% malted barley, and 25% malted rye imported from Germany. Aged at just under 4 years in new toasted and charred American oak (char #3), it is bottled without chill-filtration at 47.5% ABV. Available in late September 2019.
Rabbit Hole Distillery has come further in five years than many come in generations. It was founded in 2014 by Kaveh Zamanian — a transplant from Chicago — who fell in love with a woman and a Whiskey at the same time. Starting as most do with sources Spirit, he made his way toward a full distillery and entertainment venue in the NuLu district of Louisville and they have a spectacular new still on the way. And things have been going so well that Pernod Ricard acquired a majority interest in June of this year (2019). And with that comes a wave of newly refined products and updated branding, naming each Spirit in their core lineup after a prominent Louisville citizen.
Released just this month (August 2019), one of their newest products is Rabbit Hole Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. And it balances on a fine point of optimal crafting. The mash bill is 70% corn, 25% malted rye, and 5% malted barley (the malting balances sweetness and spice).
On the nose with notes of butterscotch, apricot, cinnamon, and honey.
The palate is rich and bright with toasted wood, Meyer lemon, brittle vanilla toffee, nice spiciness, and a hint of mint.
Finishing with comforting pepper spice.