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.
ModernThirst.com Score: 88 out of 100
A great expression of a bourbon sourced from Heaven Hill. Age stated with great flavor, and at a great price.