Heaven Hill Unveils 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon

As Bourbon Hunting Season 2020 rolls along, Heaven Hill Distillery today announced the 2020 limited-edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection 10 Year Old Heavy Char Bourbon.

The 14th edition will ship nationally beginning in September for a suggested retail price of $120 per 750-ml. bottle.

The 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection bourbon has a mashbill of 78% corn, 12% malted barley and 10% rye. It aged in heavy char (Level 5) barrels — as opposed to the customary Level 3 for Heaven Hill. Consisting of 102 barrels aged on the sixth floor of rickhouse Y for 10 years, the heavy char brings forth a caramel and maple sweetness, according to the distillery, as well as a slight smokiness.

The 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection bourbon is bottled at 120 proof, and non-chill filtered.

“The Parker’s Heritage Collection is a testament to the attention to detail crafted throughout Heaven Hill’s distilling legacy,” says Susan Wahl, VP, American whiskies at Heaven Hill. “It is an honor to continue Parker’s interest in innovation through this series and showcase the variety of Heaven Hill Distillery’s portfolio. It is in tribute to Parker and his legacy that we continue to support ALS research and patient care with this series.”

The late Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam, for whom this series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010. Past editions, from 2013-2019, have raised more than $1 million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased. With the 2020 Heavy Char Bourbon edition, Heaven Hill will again contribute a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold to the ALS Association.

Packaged in the same bottle as the previous 13 editions, but with a navy blue label, the newest Parker’s Heritage Collection is available in a three-bottle case, reaching retailers this October.

Searching for rare whiskeys during Bourbon Hunting Season 2020? Other recent releases include:

Buffalo Trace 2020 Antique CollectionBlanton’s Straight From The BarrelFour Roses 2020 Limited Edition Small Batch BourbonMaker’s Mark 2020 Limited ReleaseOld Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Fall 2020 EditionBlade and Bow 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight BourbonDiageo’s 2020 Special Releases Whisky CollectionThe post Heaven Hill Unveils 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon first appeared on Beverage Dynamics.
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