Review #832 – Hayes Parker Bourbon

Review #832 | /r/Bourbon Review #448 – Hayes Parker Bourbon

The Schtick: This is a Total Wine house brand that is sourced from TerraPURE in the Carolinas – a company that “hyper ages” distills products by attempting to age them faster than conventionally possible using a proprietary method. They claim that this process will revolutionize the industry by providing producers with products that are comparable to well aged bourbons and ryes, in just a fraction of that time. Let’s see how it is.

Hayes Parker is a bourbon that carries an age statement of 6 months and is bottled at 45% ABV

Distiller: TerraPURE

Bottler: TerraPURE for Total Wine

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: 6 Months

Source: Mini

Nose: Wet cardboard, vanilla, wet wood, grass, dirt, mold

Taste: Sickeningly sweet, musty, craft, wet cardboard, lactic vomit

Finish: Nonexistent, hot, rough, sickeningly sweet, musty

Overall: This is the bottom of the proverbial barrel. It is revolting. This is so much worse than just about any other craft spirit I’ve tried, save for unlucky few. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 1

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