Spirits & Liqueurs Bourbon

Jim Beam Bourbon

About Jim Beam Bourbon

Founder: Jacob Beam
Year Founded: 1795
Distillery Location: Clermont, Kentucky
Master Distiller / Blender: Fred Noe, Seventh Generation Beam Family Distiller

Jim Beam Bourbon Essential Facts

  • Beam distilleries make over two-thirds of all bourbon produced in Kentucky.
  • Each year, about 80,000 people make the pilgrimage to visit the brand's visitors' center.
  • Jim Beam is named after James B. Beam, who revived the brand after prohibition.
  • Jim Beam has been using the same strain of yeast since Prohibition's end.
  • All Jim Beam whiskeys are distilled twice and aged at least four years in new, charred American oak.
  • Jim Beam is in the food business too. You can find Jim Beam-flavored sunflower seeds, beef jerky, and a variety of sauces.

How You Should Drink Jim Beam Bourbon

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda
  • With ginger ale