Parker's Heritage Barrel Finished in Orange Curaçao Barrels
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
@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