Heaven Hill Distillery has announced the 2018 limited-edition release of Parker’s Heritage Collection, which is comprised of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in orange curaçao barrels. This is the 12th edition of the collection and the second time Heaven Hill has partnered with Master Blender Alain Royer to create a barrel-finished offering.
“We are excited to resume our partnership with Alain Royer as we continue to innovate with barrel-finished products,” said Susan Wahl, Group Product Director at Heaven Hill Distillery.
The 2018 edition showcases the versatility of Heaven Hill’s 1.4 million aging barrels, which is the world’s second-largest inventory of its kind, and will hit shelves this September.
For this limited-edition, Bourbon was aged seven to eight years in the upper floors of Rickhouse Q, and then aged for an additional four months in barrels that previously held French orange curaçao liqueur.
It was bottled at 110 proof (55% abv) and non-chill filtered to preserve all the flavor compounds. The orange curaçao finish lends a unique flavor that complements the Bourbon without overpowering it, creating an entirely new and elegant tasting experience.
The annual release of Parker’s signature line is one of the most highly-anticipated bottlings for Whiskey and Bourbon lovers worldwide, as the collection produces an innovative, highly sought-after bottling each year.