For the past 9 years, Heaven Hill has released a special edition whiskey in honor of treasured former Master Distiller Parker Beam. This year's Parker's Heritage release is an 8 year old, non-chill filtered whiskey with a mash bill of 65% malted barley and 35% corn.With intense, sweet flavors of caramel popcorn and peanuts, you could say this is a real Cracker Jack of a whiskey! Dried fruits give this big, rich bruiser some needed acidity. As is typical with these high proof releases, it goes down a bit hot. Best enjoyed (on a porch at dusk, optional) with a large rock to take some of the edge off and allow the flavors to mellow in the glass.