Parker Beam Receives KDA’s First-Ever Lifetime Achievement Award


Kentucky’s bourbon industry has chosen the longtime master distiller at Heaven Hill Distilleries as the first recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Parker Beam is in his 55th year at Heaven Hill. Beam learned the distilling business from his father, Earl, to continue his family’s storied whiskey-making history. Parker Beam became master distiller in 1975 and in 2013 was named master distiller emeritus after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Full story

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