2009 American Whiskey of the year! Malt Advocate. John Hansell says "This is a fabulous whiskey; seamless, incredibly complex, with a perfect marriage of youth and maturity. It’s also very even-keeled throughout entirely different than last year’s equally impressive Parker’s Heritage Collection bottling, a 27-year-old, whose personality was more like an exhilarating old wooden rollercoaster ride (and also brandished more oak). The Golden Anniversary bottling shows candied citrus, nectarine, blueberry, and Sultana anchored by a nougat center and laced with honeyed vanilla and orange creamsicle. There’s a dusting of cocoa powder, brittle mint, and cinnamon, too! Tobacco leaves, polished leather, and teasing bourbon barrel char round out the palate, emerging more prominently toward its warming finish. This is a classic bourbon that’s very complex, yet very drinkable." This unbelievable whiskey is composite of bourbons from throughout Parker Beam's legendary career, that's 50 years of bourbon in one bottle, so don't miss it. (David Girard) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Extremely well balanced--it's complicated, but no single element stands out. Flavors are of caramel, burnt orange peel, toastiness, and oak. Medium body, silky and long finish, with the right amount of bite, lingering aniseed note. Highly versatile."