13th Edition 8 Year Old Heavy Char Barrels Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Parker’s Heritage is a limited-edition range created to honour the late Master Distiller at Heaven Hill, Parker Beam. Always some of the most innovative and sought-after Bourbons around, the 13th Edition is one of the most unique yet.
75 barrels were fired to a level five char. This means they were flamed for a minute and a half, which is more than twice as long as most Bourbon barrels receive. It causes the oak to peel away (sometimes called alligator char due to its bumpy skin), providing more access for the whiskey. These heavily charred barrels were filled with freshly distilled rye whiskey made using a mash bill of 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. They were then left to mature for eight years and nine months on seventh floor of Heaven Hill’s Rickhouse Y. What emerged from those barrels is another compelling edition in this highly collectable range, brimming with classic peppery spices, charcoal, dried fruit, caramel, cherry cola, flambeed banana, cream, After Eight mints, bitter herbs, Cuban cigars and antique wood. Parker’s Heritage 13th Edition Barrel Finish is an intriguing and completely original Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey to sip neat, but it also makes a world-beating Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned and winter warmer.
Parker Beam followed in the family footsteps; Jim Beam being his great uncle as well as the creator of the world’s top-selling Bourbon that carries his name. Working in the top echelons of American Whiskey for around five decades, Parker was responsible for creating Evan Williams, the world’s second most popular Bourbon. So, the heritage and pedigree here is phenomenal. In 2010 Parker Beam was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sadly, he passed away in 2017, but all recent releases of Parker’s Heritage have made a donation of its proceeds to the ALS Association.
£38.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3423809
Style No.: 823468
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