Parker's Heritage Barrel Finished in Orange Curaçao Barrels

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

3.0 out of 5 stars
@Soba45 and I were chatting about this dram a few days back and I told him I'd post a review after trying it at an event I hosted for the Arizona Whiskey Community! As part of the event this dram was being poured for $15/2oz. Great price now let's see if it lives up to the Parker's Heritage name .. It enters with a lovely mouthfeel and initial notes are Classic Bourbon, vanilla, toffee and seasoned oak. You are then quickly smacked with orange marmalade and orange peel. Finish is medium and more of the same with the orange marmalade note dominating the experience. I was surprised when I realized it was 55%abv as it drinks well below that! All in all it's a perfectly acceptable dram but doesn't excel in any way. Unlike the Willett XCF, it lacks the spice backbone to counter act the cask. If you can find it for this price for a pour it's a buy. Id pass on a bottle even if offered one at the $90 retail. Cheers all!
15.0 USD per Pour
Hundred North Bar & Kitchen
  • dhsilv2

    I had a few chances to get this one but reviews have been fairly negative at the "costs" that come with them.

  • dubz480

    @ScotchingHard too funny! Definitely see if you can find the Willett as the spice it had really offset the orange notes perfectly!

  • ScotchingHard

    Nice! We essentially reviewed the same special release at the same time. I did not find yours until I posted mine. I will have to try the Willett now as well. I really dig the combo of orange, rye spices, chocolate, and bourbon barrel.

  • dubz480

    @Soba45 haha! Well let me know either way!

  • Soba45

    @dubz480 Your words say one thing your score says another :-). Also I hate orange flavored spirits or liquor so I doubt I'm on a winner. Unless there is a non orange version? i'm sure I didn't see orange when I procured it..oh well it's not a bottle!

  • dubz480

    @Soba45 it's pretty tasty and they heavily discounted the pour for the event! If you remove the cost I think you will definitely enjoy the experience

  • Soba45

    Wow that's cheap I paid $30USD an ounce and by the sounds of it wasted my $$$!