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boone
01-31-2013, 13:42
http://web.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Parkerbeam_Promise_Fund

What's the best place to post something like this? Right here :)

smokinjoe
01-31-2013, 17:04
My donation is in. Thank you Bettye Jo for putting this here.

Come on SBer's! Step on up!!
:toast:

Bourbon Boiler
01-31-2013, 20:28
I would humbly recommend that this thread become a "sticky" at the top of the page.

jburlowski
02-01-2013, 13:37
I'm in too. C'mon people, step up!

OscarV
02-01-2013, 13:48
I'm in.
To many people my age and up are going down.

Vosgar
02-01-2013, 20:14
I'm in as well. Let's count our blessings and help where we can.

boone
03-26-2013, 18:28
Here's a milestone even for Parker and Craig :) Proud of both of 'em! 6,500,000 barrel for Heaven Hill! This morning around 10 a.m.

Barrel_Proof
03-26-2013, 18:38
This is just awesome. HH is on an amazing (barrel) roll right now. I received a message from Larry Kass about this today, as well. We are proud of you, too, Bettye Jo Boone. You are an inspiration to all bourbonians, my friend.



Here's a milestone even for Parker and Craig :) Proud of both of 'em! 6,500,000 barrel for Heaven Hill! This morning around 10 a.m.

bigtoys
07-08-2013, 15:31
One page article in Whisky Advocate Summer '13 issue about Parker.
HH will donate $20 from the sale of each bottle of Parker's Heritage Collection Fall '13 to the ALS Association (Parker Beam Promise of Hope Fund).

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee132/bigtoys335/etoh/dec49957-9e9a-4a33-a24c-9cf6ccf815b8_zps655467b8.jpg (http://s230.photobucket.com/user/bigtoys335/media/etoh/dec49957-9e9a-4a33-a24c-9cf6ccf815b8_zps655467b8.jpg.html)

on line donations link:

http://alsa.org/parkerbeampromiseofhope

MauiSon
07-08-2013, 16:04
If only we could each get a bottle by making a donation. . .

Then again, maybe distribution will reach to Hawaii.

B-Zero
07-23-2013, 21:16
News is starting to barrel roll in regarding the Master Distillers Special Blend and Parkers Heritage 7th Edition 'Promise of Hope'. We now have a label for the bottle, with a special label on the back!
http://kybourbontrail.com/heaven-hill-distilleries-teams-up-with-tales-of-the-cocktail-dickie-brennans-bourbon-house-to-raise-funds-awareness-for-als-research/

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Bourbon Boiler
07-24-2013, 19:05
More on Master Distiller's Unity Blend.

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/15/2714895/master-distillers-unity-seven.html

r60slash5
07-25-2013, 04:10
I donated before I joined here. I'm a member of the Bardstown Whiskey Society got the heads up through their newletter.

Ted

c2walker
07-28-2013, 20:39
The NC ABC now has this listed on their price list: $89.95. :shocked:

I think I might just donate $20 and skip the $69.95, 10 year old, 96 proof whiskey.

BourbonJoe
07-29-2013, 11:54
Donation made.
Joe :usflag:

DBM
08-01-2013, 11:07
The NC ABC now has this listed on their price list: $89.95. :shocked:

I think I might just donate $20 and skip the $69.95, 10 year old, 96 proof whiskey.

You indirectly brought up a good point. I love the fact that HH is donating $20 for every bottle, but if you consider how spirits are sold, the consumer cost is way higher than it should be. If HH is marking up their initial price by $20 so they can donate "100%" of the $20, what that does is add $20 to the base price of the bottle before it makes it through multiple layers of middlemen who are all marking it up the normal 30-50%, plus the state taxes added along the way. All that means is that the spirits distributors and retailers (and government) are making a lot of money on the backs of the consumer so HH can absorb the $20 per bottle donation to ALS.

I would much rather donate $20 and not buy overpriced bourbon.

Update: $20 donation made. :)

Old Dusty
08-14-2013, 05:20
Recent video from Louisville TV news:

http://www.wave3.com/story/23130115/bourbon-blend-honors-master-distiller

ChainWhip
08-14-2013, 21:23
Just remember... The proof on the TTB label is a write-in so it could be conceivably higher proof than pictured.

HighInTheMtns
08-14-2013, 23:24
Just remember... The proof on the TTB label is a write-in so it could be conceivably higher proof than pictured.
Don't think so; it's a write-in for style but the back label says they let Parker pick the proof and age he wanted. I bet it will be good stuff, but it won't be high proof.

ChainWhip
08-20-2013, 10:34
Don't think so; it's a write-in for style but the back label says they let Parker pick the proof and age he wanted. I bet it will be good stuff, but it won't be high proof.

You're right - got the mailer today and it confirmed your view

burghguy
11-23-2013, 04:16
Bought one today. 96 proof. A bit expensive, but for a good cause.

bigtoys
12-02-2013, 21:22
just ordered a 2nd bottle. I really like it.

Pirate762
12-14-2013, 09:11
I just picked another one up this weekend. I now have a couple in reserve which is good because they tend to go fast once opened.

Lawdog
12-20-2013, 12:08
I just picked another one up this weekend. I now have a couple in reserve which is good because they tend to go fast once opened.

It is a very nice bourbon and worth the price IMHO. I like the blended mashbill Parker's best, even more than the 27, but that is a very good lower proof bourbon. Better than Larcenry, better than Eagle, even a bit better than Evan Williams Single Barrel (2002 or 2003). But the point is you are buying that to honor the Parker/HH name and gesture. If folks want to donate rather than buy, that is certainly a good gesture as well.

Now the 4R 125th, well, that stuff is magic and IMHO several steps above the Parker Hope bourbon. You know that in every step, nose, color and most importantly taste.

bin31z
01-07-2014, 23:17
I'd rather donate $20 bucks and save the rest for a bottle of EWSB, EC12, and FRSB. I won't even donate the $20 dollars because I audit alot of non-profits and I know where alot of the money goes...

turtle
04-09-2014, 10:55
Out of 4 Parker's I've been luck enough to sample (27 year, Wheated, Blended Mashbill were the others), Promise of Hope is my favorite. Stumbled across two bottles. Or was it after two bottles?

Jazz Nut
09-27-2014, 13:22
Just found another one in the Minneapolis area for $89. They were also having a sale on some bourbons so I picked up a bottle of Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare 10 y/o store barrel selections.

bicktrav
10-12-2014, 23:43
How is it that Promise of Hope has managed to stay on the shelves for a whole year when every other bourbon stamped "limited" sells out in minutes? I tried it over the weekend and was totally blown away. A 10 year single barrel doesn't sound sexy, but this one approaches perfection. It nails every element of the traditional bourbon profile at a perfect proof. It reminds me of Pappy in a way, elegant in its sublime execution of simplicity. I immediately went looking for a bottle and was able to locate one. How that's possible, I have no idea. People chased Old Blowhard, Jefferson's Ocean and Stagg Jr. into obscurity, but somehow it took me just a phone call or two to locate Promise of Hope. A tremendous oversight on the part of whiskey-loving consumers everywhere; then again, it's nice not to see a quality release go the way of the Wooly Mammoth for once.

The Black Tot
10-13-2014, 15:03
I COMPLETELY agree with you, bicktrav. Even when I didn't know much about bourbon, I couldn't ignore the taste of this one. One of my favorite bottles.

r60slash5
10-15-2014, 18:59
Finished my bottle today. I think I know where to get another.

Ted

tanstaafl2
10-16-2014, 13:40
Somehow it escaped my attention until now that the label lists this as a "single barrel" bourbon but it is apparently like ETL in that there is no way to identify which barrel each bottle is from. Which seems a bit surprising since I had thought this release was intended to be consistent across the board to match Parker's preferred flavor profile. I have not noticed much difference from one bottle to the next but then again I have no idea whether I have had bottles from the same barrel or if they are all different.

MauiSon
10-16-2014, 15:15
That, and the >$110 shelf price is the only thing keeping my wallet pocketed here. Had a tasty store sample, tho.

Jazz Nut
10-17-2014, 06:30
That, and the >$110 shelf price is the only thing keeping my wallet pocketed here. Had a tasty store sample, tho.

The first time I found a bottle in the Minneapolis area (spring 2014) it was $100 and bought two, finished one. I recently found another bottle for $89, so I bought it. Very balanced bourbon. But I'm not in a hurry to open the 2 bottles I have.