Tag Archives: Jim Beam

The Men Behind Bourbon.

These are the names that make up bourbon’s illustrious pedigree. Evan Williams is considered Kentucky’s first distiller, according to legend, Williams set up his stills on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville in 1783. Rev. Elijah Craig was a late-1700s Baptist preacher, teacher and distiller, often (but erroneously) credited as the inventor of […]

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Bourbon Barrel Rolling – Say that 3 times fast.

Bourbon Barrel Rolling. Boy do they men of the Kentucky Bourbon distilleries take their work seriously. Competitive bourbon barrel rolling. Above, Jim Beam Distilleries employee Clifford Harris starts the first barrel into the rick as his team won the team competition in the mens division during the annual WAABI Charity Barrel Roll to benefit the Hospice of […]

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Summer is coming, and it wants to kick your ass.

Hammerstone’s Hard Lemonade Summer is close at hand. There’s always got to be one drink in the back of your mind; a drink you can make at a moments notice. Because it’s going to be sticky – you know it. There’ll be days when you need to turn the tide. There’ll be muggy afternoons when […]

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Hell, the angels have their share.

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut No sympathy for the devil, once you see his cut. As bourbon ages, a portion of the liquid is lost from the barrel due to evaporation—that’s the “Angel’s Share.” After aging, when the bourbon is dumped out of the barrel, a certain amount of whiskey is left trapped within the wood […]

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