Review #405 | /r/Bourbon Review #232 -Parker’s Heritage Collection, 24yr Bottled in Bond (Release 10)
The Schtick: This is another release of the annual circus that is Parker’s Heritage Collection. This is a 24 year old bourbon that is bottled in bond and, as such, is released at 50% ABV. There was both a spring and fall bottling, and I’ll admit, I do not recall which this is. I doubt it makes any real difference either way.
Distiller: Heaven Hill
Bottler: Heaven Hill (Parker’s Heritage Line)
ABV: 100pf | 50% ABV
Age: 24 Years
Source: r/Scotchswap Sample
Nose: Spicy, oaky and hugely fruity. Banana laffy taffy, vanilla, cocoa. Cherry chocolate cordials. This is really interesting so far.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, oaky, cocoa, pepper, spicy and very oaky. Overoaked for my tastes. Tannic and dry. No fruitiness here besides some traces of banana laffy taffy and cherry chocolate.
Finish: Medium, tannic and dry. Pepper, beef jerky, faint cocoa. A bit hot, surprisingly.
Overall: Far too much oak. This is dry, thin (despite the age and proof) and generally not too exciting. I’m really surprised because I expected a lot of really rich flavors and a much more velvety mouthfeel and I was pretty letdown. At the end of the day, age isn’t everything. The nose and palate were interesting and unique, but really no better than a dram of Buffalo Trace, in my opinion.
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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 | Insurpassable | No better exists