Another innovative and delicious release of finished Bourbon in the Parker’s Heritage Collection.
Heaven Hill Distillers is unique. They are one of the oldest and largest Bourbon distillers in the world, they have the second largest standing inventory of aging Bourbon, and they have grown to become the seventh largest supplier of spirits in the US. BUT … they are still family owned. In fact, they are the only family-owned production house left in Kentucky. God bless the Shapira family! The spirit brands owned and controlled by Heaven Hill includes Evan Williams, Elijah Craig, and their namesake Heaven Hill, and many dozens more.
The “Parker’s Heritage Collection” is a limited edition series from Heaven Hill. Each year they select a special Bourbon to honor the legendary Heaven Hill Whiskey Master Parker Beam. Since each year is a hand-selected release, the proof, age, and flavor profile varies each year. This year’s release — Parker’s Heritage Collection 12th Edition Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey — is a delicious seven-year-old Bourbon from the upper floors of Rickhouse Q, and finished for four months in French Orange Curaçao Liqueur and bottled at nearly cask strength of 55% ABV.
Just think about that for a moment. We’ve never seen — or tasted — anything like it, and we say that in all the best possible ways.
Curaçao Liqueur is a sweetened Liqueur infused with Laraha (bitter) orange zest. It gets its name from the island where the Laraha oranges are grown in the Caribbean.