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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

6th Jul 2013


Parkers Heritage Collection
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  • Finish
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Parker Beam is a legend in the whiskey industry. He selected a couple of great casks from his 49 warehouses at Heaven Hill and bottles these in a series called Parker’s Heritage Collection. In an interview, Parker told us in his typical Southern drawl: ‘The barrels I have selected for this series represent some of the finest and most diverse whiskeys I have produced in my 45 years as a Master Distiller. I think they will pique the interest of many of today's whiskey aficionados.’ This is the fourth release, by the way, a 10 Year Old wheated bourbon.

The nose is somewhat hot and prickly, but that evaporates rather quickly. Then it turns sweet on young corn, dark bread and vanilla with a nice touch of mint. Hints of maple syrup makes it a bit rummy (is that a word?), as if it contains sugar cane.

The attack is powerful and spicy. Loads of oak, actually. Very sweet again. The rummy character lingers somewhat, which is not a disadvantage. I even get some apple brandy.

The finish is a bit too short to my taste, with an fresh uplift from the mint.

It can take water (the nose becomes a tad less interesting, but the palate remains good), but does not really need it. Thanks, Kris!

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I don't care much for this one

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Sorry, I was thinking of the Woodford Reserve. Never tasted this one.

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