From its invention in Kentucky in the late 1700's to the renaming of the company in 1933, Jim Beam has been a must have in any home bar or drinking establishment.
In 1795, Jacob Beam sold the first barrel of Old Jake Beam Sour Mash bourbon whiskey, beginning the roots of the Jim Beam brand. In 1820, he passed on his bourbon distillery to his son, David. Thirty years later, David M. Beam inherited the business from his father as well. By 1880, Beam's Old Tub bourbon, due to railroad expansion and the telegraph, had become a national brand.
In 1894, the man best known for Beam brand whiskey, James B. Beam, would take over the distillery and turn the drink into the brand we know it as today. Although he was forced to sell the distillery in 1920 due to the prohibition, he wasted no time after the passing of the Volstead act, rebuilding in 120 days. It is during this time that the name off the whiskey brand officially became Jim Beam Bourbon.
The popularity of the brand has remained through three more generations of the Beam family, and with the addition of Booker's, Baker's, Basil Hayden's and Knob's Creek small batch bourbons, is the top bourbon distillery in the world.
|Region Produced in||Clermont - Kentucky|
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Tasting Notes||Colour: clear, golden, intense amber|
Fragance: moderately intense fine complex with woody vanilla notes against a fruity background Not at all sharp but rather rounded and pleasant
Tastle: medium structure, harmonious and moderately persistent, with a wood-vanilla aftertaste
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Country Produced in||USA|