Kentucky Whiskey | Rye Whiskey
Parker's Heritage Collection 8 Year Old Heavy Char Barrels Rye Whiskey is the first-ever Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey to be released as a park of the Parker's Heritage Collection. It consists of 75 specialty barrels charred for a full minute and a half instead of a more traditional 40 seconds. The "Level 5" char barrels have been rested for eight years and nine months, on the seventh floor of Rickhouse Y.
The heavier char allows the whiskey to penetrate further into the barrel, delivering deep notes of spice and wood, resulting in enhanced spice notes and a distinctive character imparted by their traditional Rye Whiskey mash bill. This 8 Year Old Heavy Char Barrels Rye Whiskey is the 13th edition in the Parker's Heritage Collection, named after the late Heaven Hill master distiller Parker Beam. It has bottled without chill-filtration at 52.5% alcohol by volume.
It offers notes of chocolate and smoke on the nose. The palate is rich and smooth with bold spice and honeyed sweetness. The palate is balanced and bold and characterful, echoing creamy and smooth notes on the nose. Dry tannins accentuate the complex rye character's peppery notes. The finish is lingering and warm with flavors of baking spice.
The Parker's Heritage collection of small-batch bourbons are a series of rare, limited-edition bourbons crafted in tribute to Master Distiller Parker Beam and his five decades of experience distilling whiskey. Each year, Parker Beam and Heaven Hill select a unique whiskey expression to release under the Parker's Heritage Collection label. The barrels hand-selected for this series include bourbon, rye, and wheat whiskeys, among others, and are some of the highest quality and most diverse American whiskeys to be produced. Enjoy this Heritage Collection!