Parker's Heritage 11 Year Single Barrel Bourbon
Parker's Heritage Collection // Kentucky , USA
This 11 year-old bourbon release from Heaven Hill marks the 11th Edition of the Parker's Heritage Collection, named for master distiller emeritus Parker Beam. Expect to see slight variations regarding flavor as is to be expected with single barrel releases. Parker was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010 and passed away in early 2017. The last four editions beginning with Promise of Hope have helped to raise money for ALS research and patient care. That continues with this edition which Heaven Hill has promised to donate $10 of each bottle sold to the ALS Association. This is expected to hit shelves in September 2017.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Parker's Heritage 11th release is just about everything one could want from a well-aged, single barrel, 122-proof bourbon. Served neat, it offers warming spice, gentle vanilla, almond, and hints of port wine. It has more then enough strength to take an ice cube, which will bring out smoke and vanilla notes. This is always a highly anticipated release, and this year's lives up to the hype."