New Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon: Golden AnniversaryJuly 16th, 2009
Today I received a review bottle and press release on the newest (and third edition of) Parker’s Heritage Collection by Heaven Hill. It’s called Golden Anniversary, celebrating Master Distiller Parker Beam’s 50 years of service to Heaven Hill Distilleries.
The bottling, which will begin shipping in September, marries bourbon from each of Parker’s five decades of work: 1960’s through to 2000’s. How cool is that? The oldest whiskey is from 1968.
It’s bottled at 100 proof, and 1,500 bottles will be produced, with a price tag of around $150.
Last year’s edition, a 27 year old bourbon, was Malt Advocate magazine’s “American Whiskey of the Year,” so the bar has been set pretty high here. I WILL be opening up this bottle before the night is over. (The temptation is just too great!) I’ll be providing a formal review in the very near future here on WDJK, so check back regularly.