Jim Beam has been making bourbon since 1795. The original bourbon was called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash. That original was a local favorite. People quickly fell in love with it even though there were two thousand distillers in the area at the time. It is easy to see how Jim Beam has made bourbon all these years. All you need to do is take a tour of the Jim Beam Distillery when you are vacationing in Clermont, Kentucky.
Tour Jim Beam for a Taste of the Bourbon Life
A tour of the Jim Beam distillery in Clermont will have you going behind the scenes. You will see how the bourbon is distilled. However, you will also learn about the aging process and how the end result is perfected each time.
If you cannot make it to Clermont, you can still have some Jim Beam in Louisville. The Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse is located there. It is mainly a bar. But there is a small distillery and bottling line. This means you can still see how the bourbon is made during your family vacation.
Types of Jim Beam Bourbon
There are many different types of Jim Beam bourbon available. I can’t list them all out without boring you. However, a few of the more popular options include:
- Jim Beam Single Barrel
- Jim Beam Double Oak
- Jim Beam Rye
- Jim Beam Maple
- Jim Beam Apple
- Jim Beam Vanilla
- Jim Beam Hot Toddy
Ways to Drink Jim Beam
Fred Noe is the current distiller at Jim Beam. He is part of the 7th generation of the Beam family. Since he has been around bourbon his entire life, he knows a thing or two about drinking it. According to Fred, you can drink bourbon any way you like!
Here are a few cocktail options for your Jim Beam bourbon:
- Beam and Cola
- Ginger Highball
- Kentucky Sunrise
- Bourbon Sour
- Whiskey Sour
- Apple Highball
- Kentucky Sweet Tea
I am sure you can find something to drink when you slide up to the bar after a tour of Jim Beam. And if nothing on this list appeals to you, the bartender should have the perfect solution!
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