Black Maple Hill Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon 750ml
$2899.99 price per bottle
Black Maple Hill (47. 5 ABV, 95 Proof) Of all of the non-distiller producers (NDP) out there, Black Maple Hill is easily the most sought after. It is one of the older NDPs still putting out bottles, and the early stuff was legendary. Now, the orange labeled no-age statement Black Maple Hill is all that remains and the details are fuzzy.
NOSE: Black Maple Hill has a wonderful, trusting nose on it. The big orange citrus opening welcomes all. Hints of corn and honey develop as more air mixes with the bourbon. Traces of oak and spice hide in the background. Deliciously sweet aroma.
Palate: And then, you taste it. The sweet nose completely disappears, and a very dry corn flavor takes over. It’s quite shocking how different the nose and palate are from each other. It was something I wasn’t expecting, and that’s not necessarily a good thing in this case. Some rye spice develops on the mid to heavy back end.