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Parker’s Heritage Debuts As A Heavy Char 8 Year Rye 2019
The new Parker’s Heritage Collection Heavy Char Rye Whiskey, according to those behind it, is the first straight rye whiskey of the Heritage Collection series. It is said to showcase the distillery’s traditional rye whiskey mash bill, but where it differentiates itself is through its aging process. Instead of aging in Level 3 charred barrels, as is customary for most Heaven Hill products, this rye whiskey was aged in Level 5 charred barrels for eight years and nine months on the seventh floor of Rickhouse Y.
Level 5 charred barrels are charred 50 seconds longer than the Level 3 barrels. This more intense char reportedly allows the liquid to penetrate deeper into each barrel stave, interacting further with the oak and extracting deep notes of spice and wood on the resulting flavor.This latest bottling for the Heritage line up is bottled at 105 proof (52.5% ABV) and non-chill filtered.