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The life and legacy of sixth-generation distiller Parker Beam will be honored Saturday, Nov. 4. “Parker’s Legacy of Hope” will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mint Julep Tours headquarters. Heaven Hill Distillery, The Bourbon Crusaders and Mint Julep Tours invite you to the charity bourbon tasting and auction benefiting the Parker Beam ALS Promise of Hope Fund.

About Parker Beam

Parker Beam began working for Heaven Hill under his father, Earl, in 1960. The pioneering master distiller helped create the company’s first small batch and single barrel bourbons. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2010, Beam continued his selfless leadership, can-do attitude and mentorship within the industry and ALS community until his passing earlier this year.

Parker Beam at Heaven Hill Distillery

Parker’s Legacy of Hope

Master distillers and key players of the Kentucky bourbon industry will be in attendance. During the event, emcee Fred Minnick will conduct a question and answer session with Parker Beam’s colleagues and friends. We will also introduce complimentary tastings throughout the evening and host a live charity auction. Limited edition tastings will feature bourbons from the private collections of The Bourbon Crusaders and Heaven Hill Distillery.

Auction items include Parker’s Heritage Collection Promise of Hope, behind-the-scenes tour of Heaven Hill Distillery with Master Distiller Denny Potter, VIP tour and all-access barrel sampling at Willett Distillery with Master Distiller Drew Kulvseen and more.

Get Tickets

Tickets are now available for this important charitable event starting at $150 per person. Each ticket includes dinner provided by Silver Dollar and more than 10 exclusive bourbon tastings. Elevated ticket options include the opportunity to join the Bourbon Crusaders for a private barrel selection of Knob Creek bourbon. For more information or to reserve your table, visit

About the Author – Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel Goldenberg - Mint Julep ExperiencesRachel Goldenberg has been Director of Marketing at Mint Julep since 2017. Her extensive bourbon education includes becoming an Executive Bourbon Steward through the Stave & Thief Society and graduating from Woodford Reserve’s Bourbon Academy. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador and enthusiastic advocate for her adopted hometown of Louisville. When she’s not promoting Mint Julep’s portfolio of southern experiences, she can be found walking her dog or enjoying a drink on a Germantown patio.