Parkers Heritage Collection Release #5 – 10yr Bourbon Cognac Finish Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Parkers Heritage Collection Release #5 – 10yr Bourbon Cognac Finish

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  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Heaven Hill

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: A tad sweet for my taste but otherwise quite perfect. I’ll have to ask bourbon experts if they manage to detect the cognac. Anyway, vive la difference!
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: With a unique richness imbued by the cognac finish, this is a bourbon that is best slowly savored with good friends.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Notes of graham cracker, dark fleshy fruit (ripe grape, blackberry brandy), light toffee, maple syrup on pancakes, and creamy vanilla. Great balance, distinctive, and perilously drinkable for 100 proof.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: This full-bodied wow of a whiskey coats the palate with big, rich flavors, leaving a lingering finish of toffee, orange peel and espresso.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long, smooth, and spicy with a sweet undertone and excellent balance.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: This is a huge (and very dark colored) Bourbon, and the Cognac comes through clearly, giving this Bourbon a lot more sweetness than most. But at the same time, it’s richly complex, with raisin, cinnamon, and smoldering wood notes.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is one of the best bourbons that I have had - it is diverse and complex, rich and full, and everything that I wish a bourbon could be. Sigh.
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  • Intro:

    This is another release in the Parkers Heritage Collection and it is a bourbon, finished in cognac barrels that is ten years old and bottled at 50% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Vanilla, caramel, rich oak. Earthy tobacco, sweet musty notes. Stewed fruits, a faint bit of allspice and really robust cocoa.

  • Taste:

    Thick and rich mouthfeel, no real heat despite the slightly elevated proof. Vanilla, nougat, faintly stewed fruits and rich rich caramel. This is perhaps the richest bourbon that I have had, and the stewed fruits + nougat element adds massive character.

  • Finish:

    Long, rich, loaded with earthy tobacco, sweet caramel and vanilla, rich nougat and payday bar an the onset of some delicious stewed fruits.

  • Overall:

    This is one of the best bourbons that I have had - it is diverse and complex, rich and full, and everything that I wish a bourbon could be. Sigh.

  • Score:

    9

  • By t8ke
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