Beam celebrates 12m barrels of bourbon

03 November, 2011

Beam Inc has celebrated the filling of the company’s 12 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in the US in 1933.

The commemorative white oak barrel bearing the new company logo was filled and sealed on October 17, at Beam’s distillery in Clermont, Kentucky, where it will be aged until 2015.

Twelve million barrels would:

-   Yield nearly 340 million cases of Jim Beam bourbon;

-   Create more than 500 trillion bourbon cocktails;

-   Fill 1,060 Olympic-sized swimming pools.





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Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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