Jim Beam

Barley: Not Just a “Commodity” for Distillers (Episode 868: April 26, 2021)

In our last episode, we looked at how different types of Rye produce different flavors in whisky. While that’s relatively...

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Ardbeg’s Pirate Captain Sails Into the Sunset (Episode 857: February 7, 2021)

Mickey Heads retired recently after 13 years as Ardbeg’s distillery manager and four decades of work at distilleries on Islay...

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Auction Houses Bid for Whisky Collectors’ Business

With more people looking at rare whiskies as investments, more of the world’s top auction houses are adding spirits experts...

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$60 Million Jim Beam Visitors Center to Open in 2021

By Mark Gillespie December 4, 2020 – Beam Suntory’s flagship Jim Beam American Stillhouse attraction in Clermont, Kentucky will remain...

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Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Set New Records in 2019

By Mark Gillespie October 31, 2020 – Imagine having to count nearly ten million barrels of whiskey and other spirits...

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Old Forester Bourbon Celebrates 150 Years (Episode 842: October 25, 2020)

Very few Bourbon brands can claim much of a pre-Prohibition heritage, but Brown-Forman’s Old Forester can. George Garvin Brown created...

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The English Whisky Scene (Episode 840: October 11, 2020)

England’s modern whisky scene only goes back to 2006, when the English Whisky Company started distilling at St. George’s Distillery...

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Whisky’s Need for Diversity and Inclusion (Episode 839: October 4, 2020)

Whisky is a universal drink, a pleasure that can be shared by all regardless of gender, color, national origin, disability,...

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A Bonny Wee Distillery in Edinburgh (Episode 827: July 12, 2020)

Edinburgh’s newest malt whisky distillery opened with a bang – or perhaps, a cough. That’s because the Bonnington Distillery had...

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Jim Beam’s Fred Noe: Stuck at Home and Planning a Farewell Tour (Episode 825: June 28, 2020)

Fred Noe became Jim Beam’s seventh master distiller in 2007 when his father, the legendary Booker Noe, retired. 13 years...

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