96pointsParker's Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey Aged 8 Years

Another standout limited-edition release to raise funds for ALS research, in honor of Heaven Hill Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam. This copper penny-hued American single malt has a bold caramel aroma and kaleidoscopic flavor that starts with sweet, dark toffee and cola notes. This then morphs to orange peel, vanilla, allspice and clove, with a wisp of sweet campfire smoke on the extremely long finish. 65% malted barley, 35% corn. Kara Newman 

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  • Rating
    96
  • Alcohol
    54%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    American Whiskey/Bourbon
  • Date Published
    3/1/2016
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    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
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