Parkers Heritage Collection Release #7 – Promise of Hope 10yr Single Barrel Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Parkers Heritage Collection Release #7 – Promise of Hope 10yr Single Barrel Bourbon

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    48%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 100
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Parker’s decision to pull from his favorite warehouse, location in said warehouse, age, proof and release it as a single barrel is hard to disagree with. Promise of Hope might just be remembered as one of the most well-rounded bourbons to ever be released.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is aromatic and smooth with lingering pepper and clove notes, hints of berries and vanilla. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Easy to drink—I’m enjoying it immensely without adding any water—and deceptively beautiful; there are no fancy bells or whistles here. Great bourbon, honoring a great master distiller.
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  • Raided Score: 98
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The 10 year old bourbon seems to hit just the right balance of flavors without getting too hot in the finish, and smoothing out all the rough edges, even with a high ABV. A really pretty bourbon indeed.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: A large segment of the population, I’m sure, will balk at paying $90 for a 10 year old Bourbon (single barrel or no), and I can understand that. But remember: This one’s for a good cause. And it happens to be a really good, wholly unique Bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's interesting and all over the place but I kinda liked it in the end.
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  • Intro:

    This is another release in the Parkers collection, it comes out every spring. This is release #7 and it is a single barrel offering.

  • Nose:

    Brown sugar, vanilla and cream, minty dill, some rye spice and a tiny bit of metallic zip. Theres also a weird cornucopia of fruit - banana, strawberry, grapes and a tiny bit of plum.

  • Taste:

    Spicy vanilla, custard and apples. More grapes and strawberry here - kind of reminds me of a gusher again or some preserve. Some fudge trucks on it though which I think it interesting - normally I dont get much fudge in bourbons of lower proof but its here and its pretty delicious.

  • Finish:

    Medium to long. A tiny but hot but not bad. Lots of maple and molasses and fudge followed by lots of fruit preserve.

  • Overall:

    This was nothing like what I expected - and I'm still not sure what I was expecting. This is my first PHC expression and Id be interested to try more some time. It's interesting and all over the place but I kinda liked it in the end.

  • Score:

    7

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