Jim Beam 1970s
Even rarer than its main rival (J.D) to find from the 70s, this is almost impossible to get hold of, especially in the UK.
Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky. It is one of the best-selling brands of bourbon in the world. Since 1795 (interrupted by Prohibition), seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the company that produces the brand, which was given the name “Jim Beam” in 1933 in honour of James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business after Prohibition ended.
During the late 18th century, members of the Bhm family, who eventually changed the spelling of their surname to “Beam”, emigrated from Germany and settled in Kentucky.
Johannes “Reginald” Beam (1760 to 1834) was a farmer who began producing whiskey in the style that became known as bourbon. Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795. The whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam Sour Mash, and the distillery was known as Old Tub.
David Beam (1802 to 1854) took on his father’s responsibilities in 1820 at the age of 18, expanding distribution of the family’s bourbon during a time of industrial revolution. David M. Beam (1833 to 1913) in 1854 moved the distillery to Nelson County to capitalize on the growing network of railroad lines connecting states. James Beauregard Beam (1864 to 1947) managed the family business before and after Prohibition.
Level- Bottom of shoulder (I know this may sound low but its not, the very cheap plastic stoppers they used in the 1970s means all bottles of this period are of this level, the whisky inside is fantastic)
UK POSTAGE ONLY.