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Monday, February 24, 2020

James B. Beam Distilling Fills 16 Millionth Barrel

James B. Beam Distilling Company has filled their 16 millionth barrel since prohibition. The milestone barrel was filled and sealed by distillers Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller, and his son Freddie Noe, 8th Generation Beam Distiller, in Clermont, Kentucky.

At the ceremony, Fred Noe said this about filling the 16 millionth barrel as well as celebrating the brands 225th anniversary:
It’s humbling that we get to fill our 16 millionth barrel as we kick off our 225th anniversary. This milestone speaks to our eight-generation commitment to never compromising on quality and always staying true to our roots. Celebrating 225 years and looking back at my family’s story in Kentucky, we’re not raising a glass to our past but for the 225 years to come! I’m looking forward to the next chapter of bringing more people together over great Bourbon for another 225 years.
If you are near Clermont, you can take a tour of the American Stillhouse and see the 16 millionth barrel on display in Warehouse Two.

My Take

First of all, congratulations to Jim Beam... that's a lot of barrels! No word on if the barrels that burned in the warehouse fire in July are part of the count, but regardless, this is an incredible achievement and I'm looking forward to trying many more of the next 16 million filled.

Source: Beam Suntory

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