This was the third release in the Parker’s Heritage Collection (PHC) series. It was a blend of whiskies over 5 decades to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Park Beam as master distiller. It’s bottled at 50% ABV.
Nose: Vanilla beans, corn mash, freshly sawn oak, and french toast.
Palate: Lots of oak and quite tannic. Not as sweet as the nose let on and a bit flat overall. Almost seems a bit oxidized.
Finish: Pepper, buttery oak, slightly bitter, fades fairly rapidly.
Rating: 80/100 – Not bad, but lacking on the palate.
Value for the money: This retailed for $150 originally and now goes for $800+. An easy pass for me at either price.