The uniqueness of this bottling lies not only in its age, but also in its Bottled-in-Bond designation. (Parker’s Heritage) Bottled-in-Bonds, as they are referred, have experienced renewed interest by consumers because of the long and storied history behind such a designation.
Offering the most Bottled-in-Bond labels of any distiller, Heaven Hill helped to maintain this sub-category during leaner years and, more recently, has fueled interest in it with the launch of several new Bottled-in-Bond bottlings, including the newest edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection.
The 24-year-old, Bottled-in-Bond will be shipping into select markets across the country beginning in September.
The 2016 edition, the tenth in the series, features two separate versions of the Bottled-in-Bond product, is the oldest Bottled-in-Bond in the world. (Parker’s Heritage)
It was produced in Fall 1990 and Spring 1991 at Heaven Hill’s distillery in Bardstown, KY, (D.S.P. KY-31), which was later destroyed in 1996 by fire along with seven rickhouses and over 90,000 barrels.
The liquid is bottled by season in order to retain its Bottled-in-Bond designation.
While Heaven Hill now produces its award-winning Bourbon and American Whiskey out of the Bernheim Distillery in downtown Louisville.
This Parker’s Heritage Collection edition will feature the original distillery designation on the back label, making it a worthy successor to the previous nine releases.