An alcohol review written by: Lee Sonogan
(1795) Alcohol/Bourbon whiskey
“Take it from me, there’s nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky, by Beam Suntory. It is one of the best-selling brands of bourbon in the world. Since 1795, seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the company that produces the brand, which was given the name ‘Jim Beam’ in 1933 in honor of James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business after Prohibition ended.
Johannes Reginald Beam was a farmer who began producing whiskey in the style that became known as bourbon. Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795. The whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash, and the distillery was known as Old Tub. Retired Master Distiller Jerry Dalton was the first non-Beam to be a distiller at the company, and his successor was a member of the family.
Mixed with coke or just in a can, this is a very good quality bourbon. It goes down very smooth. Even its variants are interesting. I would like to try a Ultra-premium bourban from them that’s 5 years or older. I recommend this drink to people who like the coke taste mixed with alcohol.
“Keep your freinds close and your bourban closer.” – Old Kentucky Proverb