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.
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.
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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This is another release in the Parkers collection, it comes out every spring. This is release #7 and it is a single barrel offering.
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.
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.
Medium to long. A tiny but hot but not bad. Lots of maple and molasses and fudge followed by lots of fruit preserve.
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.
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