Do Age Statements Matter? 7-Year-Old Virgin Bourbon vs. NAS Virgin Bourbon
In this event we will get to try the very limited and highly coveted Virgin Bourbon from Heaven Hill. We'll try two different versions of the same product, the current non-age-stated offering as well as the 7-year age-stated offering discontinued in 2019.
Steve Akley, owner of the ABV Network will host this virtual bourbon event via Zoom.
A few notes about this session:
1. You must be 21 or older and a U.S. resident to participate.
2. Steve Akley will contact you to get your address if he doesn't have it on-file. Please send him an updated address if you have moved. He does not get this info from Eventbrite.
3. Zoom sign-on info will be sent on 10/22 in the morning.
4. . Neither Steve Akley or the ABV Network is affiliated with any of the brands featured on our Virtual Bourbon events.
ModernThirst.com Score: 88 out of 100
What it is
Virgin Bourbon is a 7 year 101 proof bourbon sourced out of Heaven Hill and is available in two states (North Carolina and Alabama. I’ve heard rumors of it being found in Texas but have never been able to confirm this.)
Brownish Light caramel
Vanilla, oak, corn and slight spice are present up front followed by brown sugar with a slight citrus floral note and a hint of earthiness at the end.
There is a decent amount of oak on the front of the palate followed by a mild sweet undertone of cinnamon and orange with tobacco in the distance.
Medium Finish with a pleasing spiciness that hangs around after.
I greatly enjoy this bourbon and being a huge fan of Heaven Hills 6yr BIB this a great replacement for that.
It has most of the flavors that I remember being present for the 6yr BIB but with a tad more oak and sweetness that I normally didn’t find on the 6yr. I don’t know the future fate of this bourbon but my hope is that it doesn’t succumb to its slightly younger predecessor. Overall I grab this bottler anytime I find myself in Alabama visiting my In-laws and for under $20 I don’t see how you can go wrong.
A great expression of a bourbon sourced from Heaven Hill. Age stated with great flavor, and at a great price.
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
What the Bottle Says
This is distilled by Heaven Hill, but isn’t mentioned on their web-site – so here’s what the bottle says (beyond the name).
Rare 101 Proof
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bottled in Kentucky by Meadowland Distilling Co. Bardstown, Kentucky
An Old-Fashioned Sour Mash Bourbon Distilled in the foothills of Kentucky. Charcoal Filtered to give every drop that Olde Mellow flavor.
This rare whiskey has been bottled at a full 101 Proof. Rich . . . Robust and Hearty . . . it is American’s finest bourbon.
What Gary Says
Nose: Rich caramel, vanilla, honey, oak and smoke, cut hay, dried cherries, cinnamon with a hint of anise and clove.
Palate: Sweet with caramel and vanilla, oak, a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, clove and pepper.
Finish: Moderately long with spices and oak.
Comments: This is a pretty limited distribution product (mainly in North Carolina), and until 2019 was age stated at 7 years. For an under $20 bottle, this is a damn solid bourbon. And I really like the bottle & label! It has a nice texture with some of the lettering embossed/raised, that just has that classic bottling feel. I was gifted a sample in either late 2019 or early 2020, but picked up a non-age stated bottle while in Ashville just to be certain (and if the sample was of the age stated version, at least this batch hasn’t changed significantly). I decided to do a blind side-by-side with some Wild Turkey 101 (also non-age stated) which I am a fan of, and this was a bit sweeter by comparison and actually had a bit of a longer finish. If you’re even going through North Carolina (or live there but have avoided this as a ‘bottom shelfer’), I’d definitely give it a try.
Rating: Stands Out; Great Value
I was shocked to realized I had never posted about Virgin Bourbon on the blog. It’s a Heaven Hill product which is primarily sold in North Carolina and overseas. Virginia seems to get a smidge of it as well while we can snag fifths and handles off the bottom shelf regularly. The fifth is $14 and handles regularly go on sale for $22. Think about that a minute, decent Bourbon for less than 40 cents an ounce! Virgin is always 101 proof and up until recently it was 7 years old. Just this week Fred Minnick tweeted: “CONFIRMED: Heaven Hill is discontinuing age statement for Virgin 7 yr 101 bourbon, mostly distributed in North Carolina. They need aged stocks for Elijah, McKenna and barrel proof products, company said. Another regional age stated product, HH Green label, is staying, they said.” Almost immediately some of the no age statement product started hitting the shelves and appears in the photo below (used with permission). There is still plenty of age statement product to be found, but once it is gone, it will be gone forever so snag it while you can.
Since I haven’t mentioned Virgin before, this is by far the best bottom shelf Bourbon available. In fact it is the house Bourbon at The Crunkleton in Charlotte. The aroma begins with an oak presence which is slightly rough around the edges. It quickly develops pepper spice alcohol presence, brown sugar, leather, honey, and sherry. The flavor mirrors the aroma with a subdued oak and leather, restrained brown sugar, and peppery alcohol. The finish has another touch of the rough edge oak, a restrained, yet present, alcohol burn and a long lasting impression of Bourbon. I was turned on to this Bourbon by a member and founder of our local Bourbon group after he was given it in a blind tasting and it came in 2nd place out of four. Virgin is great neat, over ice, or mixed. I typically make it an early drink rather than one later in the evening. If you have something wonderful the rough edges may be perceived as jagged so start the evening with this delicious bottom shelf Bourbon and think about all the money you saved. When I see a really expensive Bourbon, above $100 per fifth, I start to think how much more will I enjoy it than Virgin. Assuming the bottle is $150 per fifth, will you enjoy it 15 times more than Virgin. If you can, go out and get a bottle of 7 year old Virgin. At worst you get a 7 year 101 proof Bourbon which is tasty to add to your bar.
Bourbon discontinued virgin
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