Heaven Hill Distillery recently announced the release of the 2020 limited edition Parker’s Heritage Collection 10-Year-Old Heavy Char Bourbon.
This Kentucky based distillery is exploring the world of premium innovation. The 14th edition will ship nationally at an SRP of $120.
The 14th edition will keep the traditional Heaven Hill Bourbon mash bill of 78% corn, 12% malted barley, and 10% rye, but will be aged with Level 5 barrels, as opposed to the traditional aged in Level 3. The 102 barrels, aged for 10 years, brings forth a caramel and maple sweetness, mixed with a smokiness that evolved after 40 Kentucky seasons in the barrel. The limited-edition Parker’s Heritage Collection will be bottled at 120 proof (60% ABV) and non-chilled to preserve the flavor compounds.
“The Parker’s Heritage Collection is a testament to the attention to detail crafted throughout Heaven Hill’s distilling legacy,” said Susan Wahl, Vice Present, American Whiskies at Heaven Hill. “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.”
The master distiller of Heaven Hill, Parker Beam, was diagnosed in 2010 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. From 2013-2019, Heaven Hill has released seven editions including “Promise of Hope” Bourbon, the “Original Batch” Straight Wheat Whiskey, and more. These have raised more than one million dollars toward ALS research and patient care. Keeping that tradition, with every bottle of the 2020 Heavy Char Bourbon edition sold, Heaven Hill with contributing a portion of the proceeds.
The 750ml navy blue labeled bottle will be available in three-bottle cases and at retail stores starting in October. With winning numerous awards from Whisky Advocate Magazine, Whisky Magazine and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the series is standing as some of the most praise American Whiskeys in recent memory.
For more information, please visit HeavenHillDistillery.com.