Jim Beam® Bourbon made history on May 2, 2016 with the filling of its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The milestone barrel, a bourbon industry first, was personally filled and sealed by seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe (right) and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (left) at the company’s flagship distillery in Clermont, Ky.
“History is what you make it,” said Noe. “And, here at Jim Beam, we’re proud to make it one barrel at a time. This milestone is cause for celebration both for our employees and bourbon fans around the globe. Fourteen million is a big number, and it says a lot about the success of our whiskey and the growing passion for bourbon around the world.”