The first of the Beam family to become a distiller in Kentucky was Johannes ‘Jacob’ Beam, who was born in 1770. Jacob’s distillery was called Old Tub and his whiskey, known as Old Jake Beam, was introduced in 1795. Remarkably, seven generations later, the business is still operated by Jacob Beam’s descendants, although ownership has now passed ... Read More »
A large bottle of Bonded Beam bottled in 1943. The term "bonded" originally referred to the laws that governed the warehouses used to age the whiskey, but has over time become used to mean 100 proof (or 50% ABV).