The 14th edition Parker’s Heritage 10 Year Heavy Char Barrels Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey features Heaven Hill’s traditional rye Bourbon mashbill, aged in specialty barrels that were charred for a full minute and a half, as opposed to our traditional 40 seconds. These “Level 5” barrels were aged for a full 10 years, where the heavier char allowed the Bourbon to penetrate further into the barrel, bringing forth caramel and maple sweetness. These 102 barrels were aged on the sixth floor of rickhouse Y, and developed a pleasant smokiness after 40 Kentucky seasons of maturation. It is bottled without chill filtration at 120 proof.
NOSE: Balanced and fruit forward.
PALATE: Smooth, rich marmalade. Sweet but not cloying.
FINISH: Very long & warm. Cloves & cinnamon linger.