With Bourbon Hunting Season 2023 heating up, Heaven Hill Distillery today announced the 17th edition of their Parker’s Heritage Collection.
This particular release is a 10-year-old cask strength rye whiskey.
Like the previous 10 editions, a portion of proceeds will support ALS research and patient care in honor of Parker Beam, Master Distiller Emeritus.
The 17th edition is comprised of 10-year-old rye whiskey barreled in August, October or December of 2012. These barrels aged on the first floors of Rickhouses H1 and H2, the fifth floor of Rickhouse FF, the third and seventh floors of Rickhouse BB and the second floor of Rickhouse DD.
At bottling, the liquid was non-chill filtered. The mashbill for this edition is Heaven Hill Distillery’s traditional rye whiskey mashbill of 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley.
The 2023 Parker’s Heritage Collection comes bottled at cask strength, 128.8 proof.
“Keeping Parker’s legacy alive through this ultra-premium offering is something we’re very dedicated to at Heaven Hill Distillery,” says Susan Wahl, Vice President of American Whiskey at Heaven Hill. “Parker laid the groundwork for this series, and we believe this cask strength rye release is one that would make him proud.”
The late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam, for whom the series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010. Since 2013, proceeds from sales of the Parker’s Heritage Collection have raised more than $1.2 million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased.
This in allocated product. It will be available nationally and internationally in limited quantities for the suggested retail price of $185 per 750-ml. bottle.
Bottled with an emerald-colored label, the newest Parker’s Heritage Collection is available in a three-bottle case. It arrives at retail locations starting in mid-to-late September.
Following Bourbon Hunting Season 2023? Other limited releases this fall include: