Parker’s Heritage Collection Small Batch Bourbon

Parker’s Heritage collection is a series of rare, limited edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam for his 50 years of distilling experience.

This series will tempt the growing number of Straight American Whiskey enthusiasts with something that only Heaven Hill could offer—a chance to sample choice barrels that represent every major style of American Whiskey.  As the only remaining national distiller that produces Bourbon, Rye, Corn and Wheat Whiskeys, Heaven Hill will release various super-premium styles under Parker’s Heritage Collection.

Parker has been practicing his family craft of distilling, aging and selecting some of the world’s most critically acclaimed Bourbons and American Whiskeys since he began working alongside his father at Heaven Hill Distilleries in 1960.

1st Edition

The first edition of 2007 was an eleven-year old cask strength Bourbon that received numerous accolades from top spirits publications:

“Top Ten New Whiskies of 2007” by Malt Advocate Magazine, awarded “Five Stars” by F. Paul Pacult’s The Spirit Jounral, and named “#21 of the 111 Best Whiskeys, Brandies, Liqueurs and White Spirits in the World” by F. Paul Pacult’s The Spirit Journal.

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2nd Edition

The barrels for the 2008 second edition, a rich 27-year-old Bourbon, were entered into oak in 1981 – an astounding age for American Whiskeys. Like the first edition, the 27-year-old has received many awards:

“Best of Show, Brown Spirits” and “Double Gold Medal” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, “North American Whiskey of the Year” by Malt Advocate Magazine, “Best of the Best Bourbon 2008” by Robb Report, and awarded “Five Stars” by F. Paul Pacult’s The Spirit Journal.

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3rd Edition

The third edition honors Parker’s Golden Anniversary. Parker hand-selected Bourbon from each decade of his illustrious career and married them together.  The undeniable smooth taste of this small batch Bourbon is a true representation of its namesake and while this brand, Parker’s Heritage Collection, is a tribute to him, this specific edition celebrates his 50 years of Bourbon making.

Parker’s Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary was awarded “2010 American Whiskey of the Year” by Malt Advocate Magazine, “2010 World’s Best New Release” by Whisky Magazine’s World Whiskey Awards, “2010 Bourbon of the Year, No Age Statement (Multiple Barrels)”by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2010.

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4th Edition

This year’s fourth edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection is a 10-year-old Wheated Bourbon. This edition has been awarded “93 points” by John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine, and “Four Stars/Exceptional” by Sean Ludford, BevX.com, and “96 Points, Classic” by Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel.

5th Edition

Available in Fall 2011, the fifth Edition of the series will be a cognac-finished Bourbon.

The Straight American Whiskey category maintained steady growth in 2009 with 14.9 million cases sold. Premium offerings will continue to outpace the overall category as the economy turns the corner.

Parker’s Heritage Collection is offered in a 750ml bottle packed three to a case.

Distilled and bottled by Old Heaven Hill Distillery, a subsidiary of Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., Bardstown, KY.