Parker's Heritage Collection - 1st Edition (2007)
Added on Monday, Dec 1, 2008 at 06:17 PM
  Bottler: Heaven Hill
  Age: 11 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1996 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 61.30 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Note that the first edition actually had 3 different versions, you can distinguish them by ABV%.

Original retail was around $80. 

Member Ratings and Notes
Massively rich, deep, delightful bourbon.  Watch that ABV!  This is one of those super-strength bourbons that I actually prefer on the rocks.  Hey, I bought it, I can do whatever I want with it.  61.3% Version  A-

Lots of Bit O' Honey, peanut brittle, caramels and toffee and a nectary character. I thought Stagg was my favorite bourbon, but I put this head-to-head with the 2007 version and I almost like it more.  Whereas the Stagg is a kick-in-the-butt of intense flavor, this is still richly flavored yet somehow sweeter and lighter at the same time.  Get whatever is left of this now.  64.8% Version  A
N: Red liquorice, brown sugar, nectary, some minty wood, rancio, musk.
P: Thick and mouth coating, very drinkable at 61%, figs and molasses, lip smacking, more liquorice, grape.
F: Light mint.
This is a real tasty bourbon.

Has a nose of chewy old whiskey, very distinct nose of an aged Heaven Hill Bourbon, similar to a really good Elijah Craig 18, but with some sweetness.  The taste has more youth, caramel with hints of oak but nothing too much with a full, very lush mouthfeel. This is a beautiful, very balanced whiskey.  Water brings out some more medicinal notes as well as some herbal qualities but I prefer it neat.


This whiskey came out with a bang and set up great expectations for the series.  After three editions of Parker's Heritage, though, this is still my favorite of the lot. [61.3%]




Sweet waffles with brown sugar and maple syrup.  The oak/wood is very distinct but not overpowering with a finish that sticks to your palate and tongue.  You could almost chew this.


n: Great!  Makes me thinking of a sequioa forest on a warm day, and I'm about to bite a molassas cookie.


p:  Lots of spices.  Cinnamon, nutmeg, and citrus (glogg?).  Very sweet and just peppery enough to remind you that this is bourbon and not some fancy mixed drink.  Little bit of bazooka buttlegum.

This is a standard by which I judge all bourbons.  Heaven.


Generally, I enjoy scotch more than bourbon, but I'd proudly but this on my top shelf with any elite scotch.




n: Toffee and caramel popcorn. Cinnamon roll bread dough with a hint of mint and maple syrup. Candied cinnamon almonds fresh & hot at the county fair. Very inviting and deep and I can't wait to taste.


t: Thick buttermilk pancakes with walnuts and maple syrup. Heavy wood influence that makes for a very appealing and a creamy burnt vanilla aspect to this. Midway is dark brown sugar and peanut brittle. Doughy and delicious - reminds me of Christmas cookies.


Excellent savoury bourbon with a finish that doesn't stop.



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