Jim Beam

  • Founded in 1795 in Kentucky, the whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash and the distillery was known as Old Tub
  • Böhm family originally emigrated from Germany and eventually changed their surname spelling to “Beam”
  • Distillery is located in Clermont, Kentucky, USA – nowadays owned by Beam Suntory, a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan
  • One of the best selling bourbon brands in the world
  • The name “Jim Beam”was given in 1933 in honor of James B. Beam – he rebuilt the company after Prohibition ended
  • Beam has “Small Batch Bourbon Collection” which consists of these brands: Booker’s, Baker’s, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek
July 18, 2018
Booker's True Barrel

Booker’s 6YO True Barrel Bourbon Batch 2017

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes An interesting cask strength whiskey release by Jim Beam. Booker’s True Barrel Bourbons are 6 year old bottlings straight from the barrel, originally hand selected by Jim Beam’s grandson Booker Noe. The product has been around since 1988. Ever since then, Booker’s True Barrel releases have taken […]
April 8, 2017
Knob Creek Rye Whiskey review

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey review

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey was launched in the US in 2012. Distilled at Jim Beam and without age statement, it is a 100 proof rye whiskey. The Knob Creek brand was introduced 20 years ago and it is famous for being Beam Family’s premier small batch bourbons. Jim Beam’s […]
April 4, 2015
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Jim Beam White Label Bourbon review

This has KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE written all over it Jim Beam White Label is one of the most recognizable bourbons in the world, Jim Beam being “one of the best selling brands of bourbon in the world in 2008” (according to Wikipedia, 3/21/2015). Aged for four years, this Original Kentucky Straight […]
February 19, 2015
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Old Overholt 4 year old Straight Rye whiskey review

Old Overholt has been in production for a long time and it is one of those straight rye whiskies available at most liquor stores. Originally from Pensylvania, nowadays produced at the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. It is a popular ingredient in classic cocktail mixes (Old Style Manhattan for example). […]
April 7, 2014
Jim Beam Rye review

Jim Beam Rye review

A POCKET FULL OF RYE – nice start for my rye whisky experiences Jim Beam Rye was my first rye whiskey ever. I have to admit, there was some suspense in the air while opening the bottle. Like opening Agatha Christie’s book. And I have to say: A Pocket Full […]
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