Parkers Heritage Collection Release #14 – Heavy Char Bourbon Whiskey Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Parkers Heritage Collection Release #14 – Heavy Char Bourbon Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    60%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Adding water isn't necessary, but it'll bring out some red fruits and present more on the sweet side. Overall the heavy char here works well--it accentuates the bourbon rather than clobber it.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: The nose on Parker’s Heritage Heavy Char 10 Year is one I could sit and smell for hours. It’s complex and a treat for the senses.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Where last year’s Parker’s Heritage edition was an overall disappointment, the bourbon version of Heaven Hill’s heavy char experiment thankfully is redemption for this often lauded and popular brand.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: There’s no way I would have guessed this was 120 proof — and that’s a testament to how well-crafted the spirit is. This is Parker’s at the top of its game.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Parker's Heritage Collections 14th entry is a rockstar, packing tons of stewed fruit, heavy char, tobacco and dessert with just the right amount of oak.
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  • Intro:

    The 14th entry in the series, Parker's Heritage Collection 14th Edition features a 10 year bourbon, matured in heavily charred barrels, and bottled at 60% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Heavy on the cocoa, plums and tobacco. Funky and rich with complexity on the nose. No sign of ethanol.

  • Taste:

    Rich, syrupy mouth feel. Cocoa, stewed fruits, tobacco, caramel and a touch of pepper. Oak presence is welcome, the barrel char is undeniable but not heavy handed. The proof is evident but not punishing, and this provides a welcome journey of flavor.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, with a bit more oak than the palate. It's not too tannic or bitter, and it helps manage the sweet stewed fruits, tobacco, fudge and creme brulee.

  • Overall:

    Outstanding, especially compared to last years release which left me wanting a bit. Excellent complexity, great flavors and an eternal decadent finish makes me a fan.

  • Score:

    8

  • By t8ke
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