Parkers Heritage Collection 9th Release is an 8 Year Old American Malt Whiskey. That is a Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey with a mash bill consisting of 65% malted barley and 35% corn. The barrels for this run were stored on the 5th and 7th floors of Rickhouse Y in Bardstown. The whiskey is aged for 8 years in vrigin oak and is bottled unfiltered at a cask strength of 54% abv (108 Proof). Parkers Heritage collection is a series of rare, limited edition American Whiskeys offered as a tribute to sixth-generation Master Distiller Parker Beam for his more than five decades of crafting exceptional Whiskies. Heaven Hill Master Distiller Emeritus Parker Beam, for whom the acclaimed series is named, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also called ALS or Lou Gehrigs disease) several years ago. For every bottle sold of this edition, Heaven Hill will contribute $5 to ALS research and treatment in honour of Parker.