Now in the latter stages of Bourbon Hunting Season 2022, Heaven Hill Distillery has announced the release of the 16th edition of the Parker’s Heritage Collection, their Double Barreled Blend bourbon.
This edition consists of 67% 13-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey double barreled for four weeks, then blended post-aging with 33% 15-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.
The 13-year-old bourbon, from barrels produced in December 2008, aged on the 5th-7th floors of Rickhouse Q. It was then re-barreled into new American white oak barrels with a level three char for four weeks. Later, it was blended with 15-year-old bourbon from barrels produced in January 2007 and aged on the 2nd and 5th floors of Rickhouse II.
The flavor profile is balanced by the double barreled 13-year-old bourbon, bringing out more oak and spice notes from the barrel, with the 15-year-old bourbon rounding out the older-aged mouthfeel, the company reports.
Parker’s Heritage Collection Double Barreled Blend Bourbon comes bottled at barrel proof, 132.2. It is uncut and unfiltered.
This edition leads with an oak-forward nose and hints of butterscotch and caramel, the company states. On the palate a balance of spice notes, sweetness and slight oak tannins, before a finish of dark chocolate, baking spices and white pepper.
This has Heaven Hill’s traditional bourbon mash bill of 78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malted barley.
“The Parker’s Heritage Collection is a testament to the distilling legacy at Heaven Hill Distillery, and the continued thirst for innovation, which has driven generations of master distillers,” says Susan Wahl, Vice President, American Whiskey at Heaven Hill. “This Double Barreled Blend Bourbon is a masterful pairing of two uniquely aged products that create the perfect balance of flavors which, we believe, honor the past, and are a fitting tribute to Parker and his legacy.”
The 16th Edition of the Parker’s Heritage Collection is an allocated product, available nationally in limited quantities at the suggested retail price of $174.99 per 750-ml. bottle. A portion of the proceeds will continue to support ALS research and patient care in honor of Parker Beam, Master Distiller Emeritus, with more than $1 million contributed across the Parker’s Heritage Collection since 2013.
The late Beam, for whom this acclaimed series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010. The past nine editions from 2013-2021 have raised more than one million dollars toward ALS research and patient care, through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased.
Packaged in the same 750-ml. bottle as the previous fifteen editions, but with an eggplant-colored label, the newest Parker’s Heritage Collection is available in a three-bottle case. It arrives at retail locations starting in early December.
Following Bourbon Hunting Season 2022? Other limited releases this fall include:
- Heaven Hill Fall 2022 Edition Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond.
- The 2022 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection.
- The 2022 Buffalo Trace Van Winkle collection
- Knob Creek 18 Year Old
- Ross & Squibb Remus Gatsby Reserve
- Remus Repeal Reserve Series VI
- High West A Midwinter Night’s Dram 2022
- Barrell Craft Spirits 2022 BCS Gray Label Bourbon
- Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Unforgotten