Parker's Heritage Collection 7th Edition Promise of Hope Single Barrel Bourbon 750m
Parker's Heritage Collection 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon / Promise of Hope
The Parker's Heritage Collection from Heaven Hill is always highly anticipated. Bottled in 2013, this was the seventh release and is a 10 year old single barrel bourbon from Bernheim distillery.
Bernheim is a historic Kentucky distillery. It was established by the Bernheim Brothers in the late 19th century, before passing into the hands of the Schenley company following the repeal of Prohibition. When Schenley were bought over by United Distillers in 1987, the distillery was rebuilt as the new owners looked to consolidate their production to a single facility. When United Distillers became Diageo in 1997, the new parent company were interested in bourbon, and sold the distillery to Heaven Hill. Heaven Hill were established in 1935, but their long-serving Bardstown distillery was lost in a devastating fire in 1996. Homeless for three years, the company acquired Bernheim in 1999, and have produced all of their whiskey there ever since.
This collection is named after former Heaven Hill Master Distiller, Parker Beam. Parker's legacy with the distillery was the introduction of single barrel bottlings. This was released while he was still alive, and he hand-selected the barrel himself, believing it embodied the best in all of the attributes he looked for in a fine bourbon, including style, age, rickhouse location (their Deatsville warehouses) and proof. Parker Beam died in 2017.