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!
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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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.
Sweet buttery caramel, vanilla, corn, bread, fruity and bright. The malt lends a lot of sweet buttery bread notes to the nose.
Medium oiliness, no heat. Sweet corn, vanilla, caramel, toffee, light citrus. Very sweets forward.
Long, mild heat rising. Sweet cornbread and buttery toffee.
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.
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