Review: Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon

Review: Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon

Rock Hill Farms is one of the sub-labels of Buffalo Trace/Sazerac, an upscale bottling in a fancy decanter that people really seem to love because it has a horse on the label.

Rock Hill Farms (bottled with no age statement or anything else by way of production data) is a rather typical expression of Buffalo Trace’s house style, a rye-heavy bourbon that’s well spiced from start to finish.

The nose features orange peel, oily furniture polish notes, and loads of nutty sherry (or sherried nuts?). A winey, Port-like character emerges with more time, studded with aromas of cloves, raisins, and dried cherries. On the palate, many of the same notes persevere, though those fruitier notes come with a slightly bitter edge, along with some more exotic notes of dried papaya, allspice, and candied walnuts.

All told it’s a fine example of bonded-style bourbon, though it may be an overly familiar one for hardcore bourbon enthusiasts.

100 proof.

A- / $49 [BUY IT NOW FROM FROOTBAT]

Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon

$49
9

Rating

9.0/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

2 Comments

  1. Satya on March 19, 2024 at 5:09 am

    Disgusting bait and switch pricing. Ad for $49. $449 in the cart. Shameful.

    • Christopher Null on March 19, 2024 at 9:24 am

      We do not advertise prices but rather report on pricing at the time of release. We have no control over how third party merchants price their products. Sorry for any confusion on that front.



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