Eleventh Edition of annual ultra-premium release honoring late Heaven Hill Distillery Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam and continue support of ALS research and patient care.
The 2017 edition showcases what Parker felt was one of his greatest achievements throughout his more than 50 years of distilling experience the introduction of Heaven Hills single barrel Bourbons. Aged in Parkers favorite rickhouse location, Deatsville, the sixth-generation Master Distiller would have described these bottles as just good Bourbon, bottled at 122 proof (61% abv) and non-chill filtered.
Parkers Heritage 2017 Edition
Parkers signature line is produces an innovative product each year and now serves as a remembrance of the collections namesake. Parkers Heritage Collection was originally conceived to showcase the broad range of Heaven Hills American Whiskey holdings, as Heaven Hill boasts the worlds second largest inventory of aging American Whiskey.
The late Heaven Hill Distillery Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam, for whom the series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrigs disease) in 2010. The past four editions from 2013-2016, including the Promise of Hope Bourbon, the Original Batch Straight Wheat Whiskey, the Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, and the 24-Year-Old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon respectively, have raised over half a million dollars toward ALS research and patient care through contributions made by Heaven Hill for each bottle purchased. Heaven Hill will continue with this cause-related campaign, and will contribute $10 from the average national retail cost of each 750ml bottle sold of this years release to the ALS Association.
Through Parker Beams leadership and influence, the history of Kentucky Bourbon and Heaven Hills American Whiskey heritage has an enduring foundation of quality, transparency, and passion, said Susan Wahl, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill Distillery. We are proud to continue offering the Parkers Heritage collection in his memory and continue to support ALS research and patient care efforts.
The 2017 edition will be packaged in the same upscale 750ml bottle as the previous ten editions but with a gray colored label. Available in a three bottle case, it will be featured on shelves and back bars starting in September.