Wednesday, July 11, 2018


Heaven Hill Distillery, has announced the launch of its 2018 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling.

Parker’s Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon – 12th Edition (55% ABV) has been aged for between seven and eight years, before being finished in barrels that previously held French orange curaçao liqueur for four months.
Parker's Heritage Collection - 12th Edition

The 2018 Parker’s Heritage Collection Limited Edition Bottling, is said to showcase the versatility that Heaven Hill’s 1.4 million aging barrels provides for an ultra-premium, innovative Bourbon.

This latest orange curaçao finished offering is the second barrel-finished bourbon in twelve years of the annual Parker’s Heritage Collection. The 5th bottling in the series was finished in 10 Year Old Cognac casks.

The annual release of Parker’s signature line is one of the most highly anticipated bottlings for whiskey and bourbon lovers worldwide, as the collection produces an innovative, highly sought after bottling each year and now serves as a remembrance of the collection’s namesake.

Parker’s Heritage Collection was originally conceived to showcase the extraordinary quality and broad range of Heaven Hill’s American Whiskey holdings, as Heaven Hill boasts the world’s second largest inventory of aging American whiskey.

The late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam, for whom the acclaimed series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2010. The past five editions from 2013-2017, have raised over one million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased.

Heaven Hill, will continue to support ALS research, by donating a portion of the proceeds from each 75cl bottle sold.

Commenting on the launch, Susan Wahl, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill Distillery, said: “We are excited to resume our partnership with Alain Royer as we continue to innovate with barrel finished products. Parker appreciated thoughtful, new ways to enjoy Bourbon, as evidenced by his original collaboration with Royer.  This newest edition blends both Parker’s imprint, as the Bourbon was distilled by him several years ago, but also the imprint of our current Master Distiller, Denny Potter, who worked through countless samples to find the perfect balance of flavor and Bourbon. We are proud to continue offering the Parker’s Heritage Collection in his memory and continue to support ALS research and patient care efforts.”

Parker’s Heritage Collection Kentucky Straight Bourbon – 12th Edition, will be available later this month across the US, for a RRP of $89.99.

Posted by Steve Rush