Parker's Heritage Collection Original Batch Wheat Whiskey 13 year old, 63.7%

Price: $90 Issue: Winter 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

Heaven Hill's straight wheat whiskey, Bernheim Original, is a pleasant drink, but I always felt that some extra aging and a higher proof would give it additional richness and complexity to propel it to a higher level. That's what this new expression accomplishes. Soothing, gentle layers of caramel-coated nuts, vanilla fudge, coconut cream, maple syrup, and marzipan, with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cocoa. So easy to embrace. Nicely done.