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
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.
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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
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9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect