Parkers Heritage Collection Release #9 – 8yr Malt Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Parkers Heritage Collection Release #9 – 8yr Malt Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    54%

  • Age:

    8 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Best enjoyed (on a porch at dusk, optional) with a large rock to take some of the edge off and allow the flavors to mellow in the glass.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: This then morphs to orange peel, vanilla, allspice and clove, with a wisp of sweet campfire smoke on the extremely long finish.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Clean, with an easy-going demeanor. Not particularly complex, however. If only the 35% corn was halved to include an equal amount of rye.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: This isn’t a single malt, and it’s not a bourbon – it’s somewhere in between, and while it’s not for everyone…I like it.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: It genuinely tastes different than what’s currently being offered on the market and will therefore have a hard time being loved universally among whiskey enthusiasts.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Don’t get me wrong, this is a whiskey with some good qualities and it’s definitely worth sampling just to see how Heaven Hill figured out how to make a drinkable malt in Kentucky. The answer seems simple enough: Kill it with oak!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is a very sweet dram but it seems to balance well with the dough and bread notes and the corn. I notice corn here more than I expected to given the mash but I think this is in part to the sweetness.
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  • Intro:

    This is an 8yo malt whiskey that is released as the 9th edition of the Heaven Hill line known as Parkers Heritage Collection. $5 from each sale goes to benefit ALS, which legendary distiller Parker Beam suffers from.

  • Nose:

    Sweet buttery caramel, vanilla, corn, bread, fruity and bright. The malt lends a lot of sweet buttery bread notes to the nose.

  • Taste:

    Medium oiliness, no heat. Sweet corn, vanilla, caramel, toffee, light citrus. Very sweets forward.

  • Finish:

    Long, mild heat rising. Sweet cornbread and buttery toffee.

  • Overall:

    This is a very sweet dram but it seems to balance well with the dough and bread notes and the corn. I notice corn here more than I expected to given the mash but I think this is in part to the sweetness. This is a surprising dram to me - I didnt know what to expect and I came away pretty impressed at how much I enjoyed it. Im going to give this a Rank 7.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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