Jim Beam Distillery

  • Jim Beam distillery established in 1795, by Jacob Beam.

  • Whiskey distillery from Kentucky in USA.

  • Produces Bourbon Whiskey. In addition, the Jim Beam Distillery produces Red Stag, Jacob’s Ghost, and a selection of higher end “small batch” Bourbons, including Booker’s, Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s, and Knob Creek. For all they produce more than 90 million bottles annually.

  • The distillery is open, operated by Beam Suntory and owned by Suntory Holdings Ltd from 2014 – present.

  • Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795. The first whiskey was called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash, and the distillery was known as Old Tub. David Beam took responsibilities in 1820 and in 1856 moved the distillery to Nelson County to capitalize on the growing network of railroad lines, and could more easily ship its bourbon both north and south. James Beauregard Beam managed the family business before and after Prohibition, and in 1933 alongside his son T. Jeremiah, rebuilt the distillery by hand in just 120 days. In 1943 “Old Tub” changed to “Jim Beam” in honor of James B. Beam. In 1946 T. Jeremiah Beam officially took over the family business, and in 1954 opened a second distillery near Boston, Kentucky. On August 4, 2003, a fire destroyed a Jim Beam aging warehouse in Bardstown, Kentucky. It held about 19,000 barrels of bourbon. Frederick Booker Noe II, grandson of Jim Beam, was the Master Distiller for more than 40 years, and Frederick Booker Noe III, became the seventh generation Beam family distiller in 2007. On October 3, 2012, the Jim Beam American Stillhouse open its doors. The building is a completely transformed and expanded visitors experience and is a replica of a 1940’s-era stillhouse.

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