Parkers Heritage Malt Whiskey

Parkers Heritage Malt Whiskey

Admittedly, I had no intention of picking this bottle up, but thankfully my fiance picked this up as an anniversary gift. Helluva present that's for sure. Let there be no mistake: This is a great whiskey. Is it the best Parker's Heritage? Definitely not. Is it better than 95% of the whiskies out there? 100% yes. It's a great experiment that hit all the right spots, but if I was to dole out unsolicited advice, definitely try this before you buy.

Bottle Info

Distillery: Heaven Hill Distillery

Barrel type: american whiskey

Age: 8

ABV: 54

How this acquired: secondary

Cost: $110

Year purchased: 2016

Tasting Notes

Nose: oak, woody floral note - like a rye without being a rye, vanilla, musty maltiness, chocolate, heavy oak, butterscotch, slight grassy note

Nose[water]: n/a

Taste: sweetness, soft butterscotch, salty, oak, malty spice, musty funk, slight bitterness, mexican chocolate

Taste[water]: n/a

Finish: long cloying chocolate, cocoa, mexican chocolate, vanilla, spicy heat

Finish[water]: n/a

Binary Score: 1

Value Notes

Would I buy this (or if already bought, would you buy this again): Yes

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

Value For Money: 3/5

My Scoring System

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn't consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I'd rather have.

5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average.

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite.

10 | Insurpassable | The best whiskey of all time.

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