Parker's Heritage Cognac Barrel Finish 10 Year Bourbon
Parker's Heritage // Kentucky, USA
Parker Beam, the sixth generation Master Distiller at Heaven Hill, personally selected 10 year-old barrels of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to transfer into Limousin oak casks that had previously held Grande Champagne Cognac. After about six months of time in the cognac casks, Beam determined that the whiskey was mature enough to be bottled.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred american oak / french Limousin ex-cognac
"There is a definite cognac influence on the nose which gives this whiskey a definite floral character. Aromas of oak, hazelnut and caramel are also present. On the palate, this is an unctuous, mouth-coating whiskey that brings more roasted nut flavors, vanilla, oak, baking spices and honeysuckle. There is a noticeable rancio note to this whiskey too, think toasted walnuts and aged Gouda. The finish brings more gentle spice and vanilla, before slipping off of the tongue. With a unique richness imbued by the cognac finish, this is a bourbon that is best slowly savored with good friends. "