Heaven Hill unveils 2017 Parker’s Heritage Bourbon

Jul 20, 2017by Melita Kiely

Heaven Hill Distillery has revealed its 2017 limited edition Parker’s Heritage Collection bottling – an 11-year-old single barrel Bourbon.

The expression is the 11th edition in the series and will be available in select markets throughout the US from September. Bottled at 61% abv and non-chill-filtered, the Bourbon is described as having flavours of heavy spice and oak, with a hint of smoke and raisin, followed by a long and dry finish. Created in memory of late Heaven Hill master distiller Emeritus Parker Beam, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 2010, the last four editions of Parker's Heritage Collection have raised more than US$500,000 for ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill with each bottle purchased. Priced at US$129.99 per 750ml bottle, US$10 from each bottle sold will be donated to the ALS Association. Susan Wahl, group product director at Heaven Hill Distillery, said: “Through Parker Beam’s leadership and influence, the history of Kentucky Bourbon and Heaven Hill’s American whiskey heritage has an enduring foundation of quality, transparency and passion. “We are proud to continue offering the Parker’s Heritage Collection in his memory and continue to support ALS research and patient care efforts.”