American Whiskey - Bourbon

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Hayes Parker Reserve Original Bourbon

From: South Carolina, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2014
  • 2016

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Proof66 Notes

Hayes Parker bourbon is made in South Carolina at the Terressentia Corporation (sometimes known as Terrepure Spirits), known for private label production of refined spirits. We have noted both an 80 proof and a 90 proof reported (we show 90 here) and guess it may have been re-labeled.

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This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
DrShrink44 DrShrink44 (1)
Rating: 1.0 (2016-04-03)
My bottle was the 90 proof. I'd describe the nose as more sherry-like. VERY heavy cheap rye flavor that overpowers any subtlety. The alcohol burn is prominent. Finish is bland, watery. Simply not that enjoyable.
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jaketaz jaketaz (204)
Rating: 1.0 (2015-07-28)
A decent if too sweet nose and first sip, heavy apricot flavor. After a minute in the air it tastes worse, and the addition of an ice cube opened the flavor up into a whole new level of undrinkable awfulness. There are many better options.
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Muncher Muncher (575)
Rating: 1.0 (2015-05-17)
I grabbed a little 50 mL bottle at the register thinking "Why not, it's only $1.50". The aroma and flavor both remind me of cheap, Canadian, rye whiskey. The aroma has strong, alcoholic burn and a hint of piney rye. The flavor has the same blunt alcohol, but with a little artificial sweetener type sweetness and that very recognizable crappy Canadian like sourness. Going to dump the rest out of my glass and the rest of that bottle. Unless you're a college kid planning on dumping this into a punch bowl, steer clear folks.
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