Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish Whiskey

Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish Whiskey

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Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey is a standout release from Heaven Hill Distillery, renowned for its innovative approach to whiskey crafting. As the third barrel-finished release in the esteemed Parker's Heritage Collection, this edition showcases the distillery's commitment to pushing the boundaries of whiskey production. This exceptional whiskey begins with 14-year-old malt whiskey, carefully selected by the Master Distiller, which is then finished in uniquely reconstructed cognac barrels for nearly four months.

Innovative Cask Finishing Process:

The barrels used for finishing were originally cognac barrels, which were then creatively adapted by adding a handful of new heavy toast staves. This process not only rejuvenates the barrels but also imparts additional rich and complex flavors to the whiskey during its final months of aging.

Tasting Experience:

  • Nose: The aroma is an inviting mix of molasses and dark chocolate, enriched by hints of dried summer fruits, offering a port-like complexity.
  • Palate: On the palate, this malt whiskey transforms its initial earthy and herbal character into a symphony of deep, rich flavors. The influence of the heavy toast staves and cognac barrels introduces notes of dark chocolate, molasses, and lush summer fruits.
  • Finish: The finish is extensive and intricate, leaving a lasting impression of complexity and refinement, with a delightful blend of sweetness and dark, roasted elements.

A Collector’s Delight:

This limited-edition whiskey from Parker's Heritage Collection is not only a testament to the innovative spirit of Heaven Hill Distillery but also a coveted item for whiskey collectors and enthusiasts around the world. Its unique maturation process and distinctive flavor profile make it a prized addition to any collection.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): 

What is Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish? Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish is a limited-edition Kentucky straight malt whiskey that has been aged for 14 years and finished in reconstructed cognac barrels with heavy toast staves for nearly four months.

What makes Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish unique? This whiskey is unique due to its innovative finishing process in cognac barrels that have been enhanced with heavy toast staves, imparting complex flavors of dark chocolate, molasses, and dried fruits, transforming the whiskey into a port-like spirit.

How should Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish be enjoyed? It is best enjoyed neat or with a small splash of water to fully appreciate its depth of flavors and aromatic complexity. This method allows the intricate notes of molasses, dark chocolate, and dried fruits to fully emerge.

What are the key flavor notes of Parker's Heritage Collection 14 Year Heavy Toast Cognac Barrel Finish? Key flavor notes include molasses, dark chocolate, and dried summer fruits, with an earthy and herbal base transformed into a complex, port-like whiskey. The finish is rich and lingering, with a robust interplay of sweetness and toasted richness.


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