This release of the first edition of Parker's Heritage Collection, a limited annual series of rare, aged American Whiskeys that pay tribute to 6th Generation Master Distiller Parker Beam. "The barrels I have selected for this series represent some of the finest and most diverse whiskeys I have produced in my 45 years as a Master Distiller," said Parker Beam. "I think they will pique the interest of many of today's whiskey aficionados." It is a cask-strength 1996 Bourbon that has mellowed over 48 Kentucky seasons on the fifth floor of Rickhouse Y in Bardstown. The bottling was drawn from a lot of 68 carefully selected barrels, which were dumped in three "very small batches" of 22, 22 and 24 barrels each.