Parker's Heritage 10 year old Heavy Char Kentucky Straight, 60%

Price: $120 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Sweet, almost candied notes pervade the nose: brown sugar, maraschino cherries, Cherry Coke, strawberry Twizzlers, peanuts, and baking spice. Candied dark fruit leads the palate, with semi-sweet chocolate and nuts behind it; spice starts out soft and builds into the finish, where it blooms into harmony with full-bodied oak, coffee bean, and baking chocolate. Delicious with or without water.