Parker's Heritage Collection Heavy Char Barrels Aged 8 Years Rye Whiskey
The first ever Rye Whiskey of the Parker's Heritage Collection, the 13th edition consists of 75 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 8 years, 9 months on the seventh floor of Rickhouse Y. There, the heavier char allowed the whiskey to penetrate further into the barrel, extracting deep notes of spice and wood, and resulting in an elevation of the spicy, distinctive character of our traditional Rye Whiskey mashbill. It is bottled without chill filtration at 105 proof.
Color: Deep copper
Nose: Chocolate & smoke
Taste: Honey sweetness and big spices; dry tannins accentuate the rye character, especially the pepper notes
Finish: Very long & warm. Cloves & cinnamon linger