Rabbit Hole Distillery Kentucky Bourbon

Image of Rabbit Hole Distillery Kentucky Bourbon in bottes with a glassIf you are searching for a special bottle of bourbon (perhaps for Father’s Day?) we recommend two favorites from Rabbit Hole, Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. They are both approachable, easy to sip, and either would make a lovely gift.

About Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole was founded in 2012 by Kaveh Zamanian, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who emigrated from Iran as a child. While living in Chicago, Zamanian met his wife, Heather, who introduced him to bourbon. Zamanian followed bourbon down a “rabbit hole” which is what led him to whiskey making. As Zamanian notes, “She pulled me down a rabbit hole I might never have dared alone, to the countryside of Kentucky, the progressive vibrancy of Louisville, and, inevitably, to Bourbon.”

Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A high rye double malt bourbon with a flavor like no other that won Category Gold at the 2022 Whiskey Awards. By taste alone, you would not guess that this sweet, developed, and easy-sipping whiskey is only aged for 3 years. It is approachable and offers a good amount of flavor.

Mash Bill: 70% corn, 25% rye, 5% malted barley

Caramel and gingerbread sweetness gently rise from the glass. A quick swirl reveals apricot and a touch of oak, adding a layer of dimension. It’s medium to light in overall intensity and offers a pleasant and inviting introduction to the sip.

Sweet brown sugar and caramel contrast rye spice and burnt oak. The overall impression is characteristically sweet. The delivery is surprisingly gentle considering the proof, and the bourbon is relatively thin. Despite this, it’s an enjoyable combination of flavors few will find fault with.

A crescendo of rye spice briefly surges in the finish, with sweet flavors of vanilla, caramel, and gingerbread rushing back quickly. Medium-length, it ends on a sweet note which is consistent considering the rest of the sip.

Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This four-grain triple malt bourbon is made in small 15-barrel batches. Cavehill with its unique mash bill offers an interesting flavor profile in an accessible and friendly whiskey. This award-winning Bourbon is approachable in its delivery of sweet, but not-too-sweet flavors against a more traditional spice and peppery finish. It brings a clean and bright taste to its delivery. It’s accessible in all the right ways while maintaining a level of intrigue that makes it fun to drink.

Mash Bill: 70% Corn, 10% Malted Wheat, 10% Honey Malted Barley, 10% Malted Barley

The nose is light, sweet, and fresh with hints of strawberry cream, sweet corn, and cinnamon sugar.

This mild-mannered & approachable creamy liquid is spiced with black pepper, mint and orange zest.

Round and unctuous through to the finish, it warms with flavors of oatmeal, tapioca pudding, and a broad wash of apricot nectar.

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