Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon

Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon (www.heaven-hill.com, $200) is Heaven Hill’s second release of rare whiskeys that pay tribute to the distillery’s sixth-generation master distiller, Parker Beam. Released annually, each edition is made up from stock personally selected by Beam and his son Craig from among Heaven Hill’s massive 700,000-barrel reserve of bourbon, rye, and wheat whiskeys, which are stored in 49 individual barrel warehouses. This 96-proof bourbon bursts with cherry fruit and complex spice, as well as seamless notes of toasted oak, Christmas pudding, hickory, and barbecue. The spirit’s sweet flavors seem to linger forever and make for a stunning and unforgettable finish.