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Parkers Heritage Collection

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@HP12Review by @HP12

11th Jun 2011


Parkers Heritage Collection
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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This review is for Parker's Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary Bourbon. Released in 2009, this is the 3rd Edition in the series produced by Heaven Hill Distillery and master distiller Parker Beam.

Golden Anniversary is in celebration of Parker Beam's years of service with spirits from five different decades vatted together to make this a very unique and delicious whiskey. Barrels from the 3rd thru the highest floors of the rick house are represented with the oldest barrels/spirit being from 1968! Only 4500 bottles were released.

Recognized by Whisky Magazine as the "Best New Release" in 2010 and Malt Advocate naming it "American Whiskey of the Year" 2010, the awards and high ratings are well deserved.

Tasting was performed in a 16 oz. snifter, neat.

Nose: A symphony of well blended aromas of rich vanilla, some mint, oak hints, leather, citrus.

Palate: Very smooth and silky oil feel in the mouth, subtle sweet, citrus, then oak, followed with a dash of spice, pepper and again soft sweet notes.

Finish: Long lasting enjoyable smooth finish with a wonderful balance of all the aromas and flavors mingling together artfully. Minty, controlled oak, dancing bliss on the taste buds.

Balance: This is without a doubt one of my favorite whiskey's in my collection. With only 4500 bottles released, it's somewhat hard to believe this expression remains fairly available (the price tag of $150 helps support a longer shelf presence) but inventories are getting thin. I'll be sure to be adding to my two bottles already in the cabinet in order to enjoy this for years to come. SO SMOOTH!

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