Review #639. Parkers Heritage Collection Cognac

Review #639 | /r/Bourbon Review #371 – Parker’s Heritage Collection Release #5 – 10 Year Old Cognac Finished Bourbon

The Schtick: This is another release in the Parker’s Heritage Collection and it is a bourbon, finished in cognac barrels that is ten years old and bottled at 50% ABV.

Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: Vanilla, caramel, rich oak. Earthy tobacco, sweet musty notes. Stewed fruits, a faint bit of allspice and really robust cocoa.

Taste: Thick and rich mouthfeel, no real heat despite the slightly elevated proof. Vanilla, nougat, faintly stewed fruits and rich rich caramel. This is perhaps the richest bourbon that I have had, and the stewed fruits + nougat element adds massive character.

Finish: Long, rich, loaded with earthy tobacco, sweet caramel and vanilla, rich nougat and payday bar an the onset of some delicious stewed fruits.

Overall: This is one of the best bourbons that I have had – it is diverse and complex, rich and full, and everything that I wish a bourbon could be. Sigh.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 9

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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 | Perfect | Perfect

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