Parker Beam and Jimmy Russell were part of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 2001, and on September 16, 2015, Jimmy helped present Parker with the Hall of Fame’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. The award has been named for Parker as a tribute to the longtime Heaven Hill master distiller, who has been fighting ALS for the last three years. After the presentation, both Bourbon legends sat down with WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie for a chat.

Links: Kentucky Distillers Association | Heaven Hill | Wild Turkey | Parker Beam’s Promise of Hope Fund