Parker's Heritage Collection 8 Year Old Kentucky Straight Malt
The Parker's Heritage Collection from Heaven Hill is always highly anticipated.
This is an unusual release, a Kentucky Straight Malt whiskey, with a mash containing 85% malted barley. The casks filled at Bernheim and aged for 8 years in Heaven Hill's Bardstown warehouse on the 5th and 7th floors.
Bernheim is a historic Kentucky distillery. It was established by the Bernheim Brothers in the late 19th century, before passing into the hands of the Schenley company following the repeal of Prohibition. When Schenley were bought over by United Distillers in 1987, the distillery was rebuilt as the new owners looked to consolidate their production to a single facility. When United Distillers became Diageo in 1997, the new parent company were interested in bourbon, and sold the distillery to Heaven Hill. Heaven Hill were established in 1935, but their long-serving Bardstown distillery was lost in a devastating fire in 1996. Homeless for three years, the company acquired Bernheim in 1999, and have produced all of their whiskey there ever since.
This collection is named after former Heaven Hill Master Distiller, Parker Beam. Parker's legacy with the distillery was the introduction of single barrel bottlings. This was released while he was still alive, and he hand-selected the barrel himself, believing it embodied the best in all of the attributes he looked for in a fine bourbon, including style, age, rickhouse location (their Deatsville warehouses) and proof. Parker Beam died in 2017.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.