Bourbon Master Distiller Fights ALS

June 2, 2016 by Fred Minnick
Heaven Hill master distiller Parker Beam was jogging his normal three-mile route when he lost control of a leg. In the months to come, muscles gradually started “slowing down,” Beam remembers. “It was really weird.” Doctors tested him for Parkinson’s. It was negative. They checked for Alzheimer’s, asking memory questions. He passed. Then, Beam underwent an incredibly painful nerve conduction test. “They stick needles in...