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Five Brothers Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like this - it's easy drinking, lacks overt complexity and slots nicely alongside Evan Williams Bottled In Bond. It's a good bourbon, not exceptional, but works nicely neat, in a cocktail or on the rocks.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The baking spices and leather show up on the mid-palate and carry into the finish, which has a pleasant, medium burn with spice and sweetness.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Bourbon for the Masses
  • Excerpt: It is too light to thrill bourbon nerds, but it is good tasting and easy drinking.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Spirits Review
  • Excerpt: A touch hot, a bit light, and overall a fairly, well unremarkable whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It had a touch too much oak and wanted a bit more spice. It drinks like a 12- or 15-year-old whiskey, but the blend maxes out at a nine-year.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s obviously warm and oaky enough to be a great sipping whiskey, but I’m really enjoying making cocktails with it.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Paste Magazine
  • Excerpt: This is a very inviting bourbon, of the sort that one might use to turn friends and family on to the “good stuff” for the first time.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like this - it's easy drinking, lacks overt complexity and slots nicely alongside Evan Williams Bottled In Bond. It's a good bourbon, not exceptional, but works nicely neat, in a cocktail or on the rocks.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: An exclusive product with good storytelling - but the fact remains you can find better bourbons for less.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Heaven Hill, and limited to Kentucky retailers and the distillery shops, Five Brothers is a new bottling from the brand that features their bourbon mashbill, and content that are at least 5 years old (and up to 9 years old). The release is supposed to spotlight the efforts and achievements of the 5 Shapira brothers, who started and have helmed Heaven Hill since 1935.

  • Nose:

    Baking spice, vanilla bean, light roasted coffee, cinnamon and a touch of pepper. Sweet buttercream, touch of honey and a light roasty notes on the palate.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium on the palate, sweet and caramel laced, a bit of nougat, faint apple notes and a touch of tobacco. Rising bread, some graham cracker.

  • Finish:

    Short on the finish, ginger, tobacco, cinnamon, clove and light baking spice.

  • Overall:

    I like this - it's easy drinking, lacks overt complexity, and slots nicely alongside Evan Williams Bottled In Bond. It's a good bourbon, not exceptional, but works nicely neat, in a cocktail or on the rocks.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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