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Parker's Heritage Collection
27-Year-Old Small Batch

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Parker's Heritage Collection 27-Year-Old Small Batch

Remember the 80s? While we were all wearing leg warmers, jazzercising and listening to Flock of Seagulls, Parker Beam was smart enough to put bourbon into oak casks and let it age gracefully, unaffected by Y2K. If you've heard the name Beam associated with bourbon before, that's no coincidence; James Beauregard Beam, better known as Jim Beam, was his grandfather's brother. This sixth-generation Master Distiller who oversees the popular Evan Williams and Elijah Craig brands hand-selected bourbons from his vast 700,000-barrel inventory to undergo a lengthy oak aging process.

The oldest-known entry on our list is a 96-proof super-premium bourbon that retains the same kick as younger whiskeys. Featuring flavors of vanilla, toffee and apricot, Parker's Heritage Collection 27-Year-Old Small Batch is a strong yet balanced beverage. Warning: if you drink too much, you may long to don a Members Only jacket and play with a Rubik's Cube.

Price: $200

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