There are those of us that simply love to enjoy bourbon. There are but a few special men and women, whose knowledge, skill, taste and opinion make our enjoyment possible. Among the humble fraternity of Master Distillers, there are giants. Parker Beam was a giant among giants. He was so many things to so many people, even if they didn’t know it. Like a great friend, he was there.
For every person celebrating a significant or pivotal life moment with a dram of Heaven Hill distilled bourbon, Parker was there.
For every father celebrating the birth of his newborn with a pour of Parker’s Heritage Collection, Parker was there.
For every toast between a new husband and his brother-in-law with a pour of Elijah Craig, Parker was there.
For every man sinking the pain of every day life with a pour, Parker was there.
Someday when people are cured of ALS, through his effort of using bourbon to raise awareness and money, Parker will be there.
Mourn for a moment. Then celebrate the man.
So many of us were so lucky that he was there.
Rest in peace, Parker.