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
11-Year-Old Bourbon

The first edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2007. It was an eleven-year-old cask strength Bourbon that received numerous accolades from top spirits publications including:

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

*Sold out at The Bourbon Heritage Center

2nd Edition
27-Year-Old Bourbon

The second edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2008. It was a 96 proof, rich 27-year-old Bourbon, an astounding age for American Whiskeys. Like the first edition, the 27-year-old received multiple awards including:

  • “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
  • “Five Stars” by F. Paul Pacult’s The Spirit Journal

*Sold out at The Bourbon Heritage Center

3rd Edition
Golden Anniversary

The third edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2009 to honor Parker’s Golden Anniversary. Parker hand-selected Bourbon from each decade of his illustrious career and married them. The undeniable smooth taste of this small batch Bourbon was a true representation of its namesake and celebrated his 50 years of Bourbon making.

Parker’s Heritage Collection Golden Anniversary received the following awards:

  • “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
  • “Gold Medal” from San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

*Sold out at The Bourbon Heritage Center

4th Edition
10-Year-Old
Wheated Bourbon

The fourth edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2010. It was a 10-year-old Wheated Bourbon. This edition earned numerous awards including:

  • “93 points” by John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine
  • “Four Stars/Exceptional” by Sean Ludford, BevX.com
  • “96 Points, Classic” by Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel.
  • “World’s Best North American Whisky” at the World Whisky Awards
  • “Gold Medal” from San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

*Sold out at the Bourbon Heritage Center

5th Edition
10-Year-Old Bourbon
Finished in Cognac Casks

The fifth edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2011. It was a ten year old Bourbon finished in cognac casks. Non-chill filtered and bottled at a robust 100 proof, this Bourbon earned the “Double Gold Medal” from San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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6th Edition
Master Distiller’s
Blend of Mashbills

The sixth edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2012. It was a skillful blend of Heaven Hill’s two Bourbon mashbills, including rye-based Bourbon and wheat-based Bourbon. Bottled at cask strength and non-chill filtered, it has a unique flavor that helped it to win multiple awards including:

  • #15 in F. Paul Pacult’s “111 Best Whiskeys, Brandies, Liqueurs and White Spirits in the World”
  • “Gold Medal” from San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

7th Edition
Promise of Hope

The seventh edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection was released in 2013. In addition to being the first cause-related bottling in the Parker’s Heritage Collection series, the Promise of Hope bottling marked the first time that a single barrel American Whiskey had been offered in the collection. At 10-years-old and 96 proof, this bottling won the following award:

  • “Class of 2013: The Most Outstanding Wines, Spirits, Beers and Ciders of the Year” – The Tasting Panel Magazine, December 2013