Review #160. Parkers Heritage Collection 7 Promise of Hope

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

Source: Sample


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!

Rank: 7


Decoded:

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

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