Parker’s Heritage Collection 2019 13th Edition Heavy Char Rye Whiskey
Each year, Parker Beam and Heaven Hill select a special expression of whiskey 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.
This 13th edition eight year old is the first-ever Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey to be released as a park of the Parker’s Heritage Collection, consisting of 75 specialty barrels charred for a full minute and a half, as opposed to 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 notes of spice and a distinctive character imparted by their traditional Rye Whiskey mashbill. Parker’s Heritage Collection 13th Edition 8-Year-Old Rye is bottled without chill-filtration at 105 proof.