Parker's Heritage Collection - 5th Edition - Barrel Finished (2011)
Added on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 06:14 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: 10 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $80 Availability: Specialty Stores
A ten year old bourbon finished for six months in Cognac casks.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose of...Cognac, followed by more typical woody bourbon notes.  The Cognac is equally apparent on the front of the palate, followed by coffee, oak and then some light minty flavors.  The finish is smoky cask.

There's a lot here but it doesn't all coalesce.  Still, it has interesting notes and is a pleasant drink.


N: Spicy multi-grain bread with some notes of freshly cut wood (slightly burnt from the saw).
P: Nice sugar up front, plenty of rye spice to back it up.
F: Lots of zing, long, vanilla ice cream with caramel.

Pretty solid stuff, I think the Cognac added a nice sweet dimension.

Nose is very light. Pumpkin and peanuts. Palate... oh that's kinda weird, it's actually quite Cognac-y. But in a way that's not really working for me, this seems a little schizophrenic. Also it's too woody in the finish, where there's more cognacyness, re-emerging pumpkin, and cheap coffee in the end.
It's good and worth trying, but ultimately doesn't really do it for me.
n: yeasty cinnamon bread dough. Floral with graham crackers and dark brown sugar. Sweet Apple butter nose. 

t: heavily toasted raisin bread with lots of margarine. The cognac sweetness (stewed apples with cinnamon and cloves) in the middle with shisho leaf. Finish is wheated bourbon with smoked oak and drying spice mixed with old espresso beans.  [B.]
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