Distilled By: Heaven Hill
Aged For: 8 Years
Date Method: Label
Heavy Char Rye Whiskey 8 Year is the 13th edition in the Parker's Heritage Collection, named after the late Heaven Hill master distiller Parker Beam. This marks the first Kentucky straight rye for the collection. Also, ordinarily Heaven Hill uses char #3 barrels for most of its products. In this case, char #5 barrels -- charred an additional 50 seconds more than char #3 level -- are used. Heavy Char Rye aged for 8 years and 9 months on the seventh floor of rickhouse Y. Bottled without chill-filtration at 52.5% ABV.
Notes of chocolate and smoke on the nose. The palate is rich and smooth with bold spice and honeyed sweetness. The palate is balanced and bold and characterful, echoing rich, and smooth notes on the nose. Dry tannins accentuate the complex rye character’s peppery notes. The finish is lingering and warm with flavors of baking spice.