Bourbon: Parker’s Heritage Collection – Golden Anniversary
Distillery: Heaven Hill
Age: No Age Statement.
Bottle: This bottle has been open one week with one drink poured.
Notes: This Bourbon whiskey has been made to celebrate Parker Beam’s 50 years of service to Heaven Hill. It contains Bourbons from all five decades of his service – 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Tasted in a Glencairn glass.
Color: A very nice Amber Red.
Nose: Caramel and vanilla with some nice wood notes. Slightly fruity with apples or pears with some sweet spice notes in the background.
Taste: Sweet caramel and pepper spices with some old leather and apple wood. There is no fire in this whiskey but it does give a nice peppery warmth in the throat.
Finish: Wow! The finish really is the best part of this already great bourbon. It starts a bit spicy and quickly gets sweet with rich caramel. This sweet becomes sweet spices as it turn to a nice dry oak wood. After several minutes it gets to be a sweet fruit candy before ending.
Notes: This is a bourbon to drink neat. There is no reason to add any water or ice. If you wish to pair this with anything – a good tobacco in a pipe or full bodied cigar would work well, but if you are not a smoker, try a good cheese with some fruit.