The 14th edition of Parker's Heritage Collection features Heaven Hill's traditional rye Bourbon mashbill, aged in specialty barrels that were charred for a full minute and a half, as opposed to the traditional 40 seconds. These "Level 5" barrels were aged for a full 10 years, where the heavier char allowed the Bourbon to penetrate further into the barrel, bringing forth caramel and maple sweetness. These 102 barrels were aged on the sixth floor of rickhouse Y, and developed a pleasant smokiness after 40 Kentucky seasons of maturation. It is bottled without chill filtration at 120 proof.
Each year as part of the Parker's Heritage Collection, Heaven Hill selects a special whiskey to be released in the name of late Master Distiller Parker Beam. The barrels selected for this series include Bourbon, Rye, and Wheat Whiskeys, among others, and are some of the finest and most diverse American Whiskeys ever produced. They are a fitting tribute to the expertise of Parker Beam.
Proof: 120 Proof
Age: 10 years
"The Parker's Heritage Collection is a testament to the attention to detail crafted throughout Heaven Hill's distilling legacy, it is an honor to continue Parker's interest in innovation through this series and showcase the variety of Heaven Hill Distillery's portfolio. It is in tribute to Parker and his legacy that we continue to support ALS research and patient care with this series."
-Susan Wahl, Vice President, American Whiskeys at Heaven Hill Distillery.