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Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Bourbon 10 Year

Bourbon

Parker's Heritage Collection // Kentucky, USA

community rating

4.51
4 out of 5 stars
( 30 )

Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Bourbon 10 Year is the 14th edition in this annual series from Heaven Hill named after the late master distiller Parker Beam. This Heavy Char Bourbon release is made from a mash bill of 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye. The spirit is filled into 102 barrels which were charred for 1 minute and 30 seconds making them a level 5 char.

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Typically the distillery uses level 3 char barrels which are charred for 40 seconds. The barrels were aged on the 6th floor of Rickhouse Y. After 10 years of aging, the bourbon was cut to 120 proof without chill-filtration.

Parker's Heritage Heavy Char Bourbon 10 Year is the 14th edition in this annual series from Heaven Hill named after the late master distiller Parker Beam. This Heavy Char Bourbon release is made from a mash bill of 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye. The spirit is filled into 102 barrels which were charred for 1 minute and 30 seconds making them a level 5 char. Typically the distillery uses level 3 char barrels which are charred for 40 seconds. The barrels were aged on the 6th floor of Rickhouse Y. After 10 years of aging, the bourbon was cut to 120 proof without chill-filtration.

  • age
    10 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    60.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak (char #5)

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is full of char smoke and cooked grains. Sweet vanilla and milk chocolate with peanuts also come through. It is fairly full-bodied on the palate with a rich, chewy profile. It's tangy and the char smoke surrounds the bourbon with every sip you take. There's some toasted coconut as well. Adding water isn't necessary, but it'll bring out some red fruits and present more on the sweet side. Overall the heavy char here works well--it accentuates the bourbon rather than clobber it. "

Score 92
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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Smoky

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