Tag: Beam

Last-minute gifts for the bourbon lover

Friends, Christmas is now just five days away. If you have all of your shopping wrapped up, congratulations. Also, I’m not sure we can really be friends. Actually, I’m a little bit ahead of the game this year for once,…

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Jim Beam Double Oak

86 proof; 4 years, then aged “to taste” in second charred barrel $22/750ml The story: Jim Beam Double Oak, the latest new expression from the brand, is first aged for four years in charred American white oak barrels, then poured…

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Old Jake Beam

Jim Beam traces its history to Jacob Beam, who sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795. The whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam, and the distillery was known as Old Tub. Eventually the whiskey also took the…

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A ‘spirited’ tour of Cave Hill Cemetery

  On Sunday afternoon, I capped off a whirlwind week of Bourbon Affair-related activities with a serene yet “spirited” tour of the final resting places of a dozen or so bourbon pioneers in Louisville’s historic Cave Hill Cemetery. Among them:…

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Bourbon = $$$, and here’s the proof

There’s been a lot of press about “the bourbon boom” over the past few years. Much of it has focused on how many barrels are aging in Kentucky and how many more people are drinking it. But bourbon production also…

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A new Kentucky distiller

Congratulations to Limestone Branch Distillery in Marion County, Ky., holder of a brand-new Distilled Spirits Plant permit. This craft distillery was founded last year by brothers Steve and Paul Beam (distant cousins of Jim Beam), who plan to make white…

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