Parker’s Heritage Collection 8 – Wheat Whiskey

Parker's 8 Wheat

Price: $129.99 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by:  Heaven Hill

Region: Kentucky

63.4% ABV

Aged For: 13 Years

Mashbill: 51% wheat, 37% corn, 12% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #3

Chill Filtered: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Burnt Amber

Nose: Wheaters have a distinct smell to me and I can certainly tell with this. Vanilla, honey, butterscotch, and a bit of baking spice.

Taste: Oak and tobacco show the time spent in the barrel. Vanilla and caramel sweetness. Very warm and reminds me of something from a bakery.

Finish: Warms up quite a bit and displays some cinnamon, and to my palate jalapeno pepper, dries out in the finish.

Thoughts: I am not often the biggest fan of wheat as a grain in my whisky, but this is a solid expression and is unique in the yeasty bread and bakery profile it gives.

Score: 85 out of 100

 

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