The 17th edition of the Parker’s Heritage Collection consists of this 10-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey pulled from 142 barrels.
For this release, they used their traditional rye mashbill of 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. It was barreled in August, October or December of 2012 and aged on the first floor of Rickhouse H1 and H2, the fifth floor of Rickhouse FF, the third and seventh floors of Rickhouse BB, and the second floor of Rickhouse DD.
At bottling, the liquid was non-chill filtered. This is only the second Rye in the collection and is the longest-aged Rye Whiskey in the Heaven Hill Distillery portfolio, making this a truly special edition.
Nose: Spice-forward with a rich, fruity sweetness.
Palate: Black cherries mixed with honey, cinnamon, and cloves.
Finish: Plentiful spice with notes of cherries.
Alc. Vol: 64.4% ABV (128.8 Proof)