Parker’s Heritage Collection Heavy Char Rye Whiskey (52.5% ABV) which is the first Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey in the series, was aged in Level 5 charred barrels for eight years and nine months.
|Parker's Heritage Collection Heavy Char Rye Whiskey|
Level 5 charred barrels are charred 50 seconds longer than the Level 3 barrels, which are normally used by Heaven Hill for its whiskeys.
The more intense char is said to allow the liquid to penetrate deeper into each barrel stave, interacting further with the oak and extracting deep notes of spice and wood on the resulting flavour.
The late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam, for whom the series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2010. The past six editions have raised over one million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased.
For this, the 13th bottling in the series, Heaven Hill will again contribute a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold to the ALS Association.
Commenting on the launch, Susan Wahl, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill Distillery, said: “As the second largest holder of aging American Whiskey, Heaven Hill Distillery has the privilege of showcasing the quality and range of our distilling craft through the Parker’s Heritage Collection.”
She went onto say: “We continue this series with thoughtful offerings that showcase the care and attention to detail for which Heaven Hill Distillery is known. Parker was involved in the development of this bottling over eight years ago and will continue to leave his mark on many future bottlings. It is in tribute to Parker and his legacy that we continue to support ALS research and patient care with this series."
Parker’s Heritage Collection Heavy Char Rye Whiskey, will be available in the US from September, for a RRP of $149.99.
Posted by Steve Rush