The Jim Beam distillery filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon this week. On Monday, seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin had the honor of sealing the barrel at the company’s flagship distillery about 20 miles south of Louisville in Clermont, Ky.
This milestone is the first of its kind in the bourbon industry and comes only two years after the popular brand filled its 13 millionth barrel.
The company notes that this achievement speaks volumes of Jim Beam’s whiskey that began its production in 1795 before it was interrupted by Prohibition. It was rebuilt in 1933 and has been going strong ever since.
Bourbon has been known as “America’s Native Spirit” since 1964 and in 2007 September was declared National Bourbon Heritage month. However, you can enjoy your Jim Beam all year round as Fred Noe would say, “any damn way you please.”