Old Fitzgerald 14 year & Parker's Heritage Bourbon 2020 Collection (Heaven Hill Combo)
The 2020 Parker’s Heritage Collection bourbon has a mashbill of 78% corn, 12% malted barley and 10% rye. It aged in heavy char (Level 5) barrels — as opposed to the customary Level 3 for Heaven Hill. Consisting of 102 barrels aged on the sixth floor of rickhouse Y for 10 years, the heavy char brings forth a caramel and maple sweetness, according to the distillery, as well as a slight smokiness.
Each Spring and Fall, a new edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond decanter series is released. Bottled in an ornate decanter inspired by an original 1950’s Old Fitzgerald diamond decanter, the series reflects the traditions of both the Old Fitzgerald history tied to John E. Fitzgerald and the historic Bottled-in-Bond designation. The Old Fitzgerald line is well-known for its distilling pedigree as the brand was first registered in 1884 by S.C. Herbst, and was eventually sold to Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle during Prohibition. Pappy moved production of Old Fitz to his distillery where it became the first great Wheated Bourbon. In 1999, Heaven Hill bought the Old Fitzgerald brand and began distilling it at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville.