Review #160 | /r/Bourbon Review #88 – Parker’s Heritage Collection: Promise of Hope
The Schtick: This is another release in the Parker’s collection, it comes out every spring. This is release #7 and it is a single barrel offering.
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Bottler: Heaven Hill
ABV: 48% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Brown sugar, vanilla and cream, minty dill, some rye spice and a tiny bit of metallic zip. There’s also a weird cornucopia of fruit – banana, strawberry, grapes and a tiny bit of plum.
Taste: Spicy vanilla, custard and apples. More grapes and strawberry here – kind of reminds me of a gusher again or some preserve. Some fudge trucks on it though which I think it interesting – normally I don’t get much fudge in bourbons of lower proof but it’s here and it’s pretty delicious.
Finish: Medium to long. A tiny but hot but not bad. Lots of maple and molasses and fudge followed by lots of fruit preserve.
Overall: This was nothing like what I expected – and I’m still not sure what I was expecting. This is my first PHC expression and I’d be interested to try more some time. It’s interesting and all over the place but I kinda liked it in the end.
Thanks for reading!
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect