Parker's Heritage 8 Year Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
For the past 9 years, Heaven Hill has released a special edition whiskey in honor of treasured former Master Distiller Parker Beam. This year's Parker's Heritage release is an 8 year old, non-chill filtered whiskey with a mashbill of 65% malted barley and 35% corn. 141 barrels were laid to rest by Craig Beam in the fall of 2006 and selected by Denny Potter in 2015 from those matured on the 5th and 7th floors of Rickhouse Y in Bardstown. To continue honoring Parker Beam, who suffers from ALS, $5 of the sale of every bottle will be donated to charities funding ALS research and treatment.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"With intense, sweet flavors of caramel popcorn and peanuts, you could say this is a real Cracker Jack of a whiskey! Dried fruits give this big, rich bruiser some needed acidity. As is typical with these high proof releases, it goes down a bit hot. Best enjoyed (on a porch at dusk, optional) with a large rock to take some of the edge off and allow the flavors to mellow in the glass."