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Jim Beam

A group of German immigrants moved to America during the eighteenth century. The first distillery was founded by one of their number, Johannes ‘Jacob’, of the German family, Boehm. The family named was changed to the more Anglo-American ‘Beam’. Jacob Beam had land in Kentucky and quickly noticed how well-suited the area was for cereal farming. He grew corn and grains which he eventually started using for distillation. In 1795, Jacob began selling his whiskey under the name Old Jake Beam from his distillery, Old Tub.

In 1820, Jacob Beam’s son David began managing the distillery at just eighteen years of age. He soon began to expand the brand. The distillery was moved to Nelson County for it proffered a valuable railway network and would increase the distribution possibilities. Following the end of Prohibition, Colonel James B Beam managed the business and in 1933 it was rebuilt in Clermont, Kentucky. Colonel Beam also bestowed his name to the company, thus the whiskey became known as Jim Beam Bourbon. In 1935, the James B Beam Distilling Company was established by a syndicate, including Jeremiah Beam who soon became the sole owner. In 1954, he founded another distillery near Boston, Kentucky and, with the help of Jimberlain Joseph Quinn, he developed the brand.

In 1960, Booker Noe was appointed the Master Distiller at the Boston facilities and, in 1987, he launched a brand of bourbon bearing his forename; Booker’s was the first cask strength bourbon. There has since been a range of various bourbons released by Jim Beam, including the world’s top selling premium bourbon, Knob Creek, named for a creek just south of the distillery where a young Abraham Lincoln once played. Alongside Vin and Spirit AB, Jim Beam formed Fortune Brands in 2001, the various wine and spirits brands owned by the company are operated by the holding company Jim Beam Global.

Jim Beam White Label 1.75l - 1970s

175cl, 40%

A huge 175cl bottle of Jim Beam's 4 year old White Label. It's got a jug handle! In fact it's almost as big as mobile phone from the same era. Slick back your hair and take the plunge; it's in great…  More info

Jim Beam White Label 1.75l - 1970s
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Jim Beam 8 Red Decanter - 1960s

91cl, 45%

A 1960s edition of 8 year old Jim Beam packaged in a sunburst red glass decanter bottle. Very rare stuff…  More info

Jim Beam 8 Red Decanter - 1960s

Beam's Black Label 101

100cl, 40%

This is an antique bottling of Jim Beam's 101 sour mash Bourbon which has been bottled at 90 proof and in a litre bottle. It is both a collectable and also a great opportunity to try this whiskey…  More info

Beam's Black Label 101

Beam's Choice - Beethoven Decanter

75cl, 40%

This is an antique bottling of Jim Beam's eight year old whiskey presented in a decanter commemorating Beethoven, the composer not the dog...  More info

Beam's Choice - Beethoven Decanter

Jim Beam Bowling Pin

70cl, 40%

A truly iconic bottle from Jim Beam, the bowling pins are even sought-after collectors' items when they're empty. This one is infinitely superior, because it's still full of Jim Beam. Dating from the…  More info

Jim Beam Bowling Pin

Jim Beam Blue Decanter - 1960s

75cl, 45%

A 4/5 quart, very rare blue glass decanter bottle of Jim Beam 8 year old. A real collector's item...  More info

Jim Beam Blue Decanter - 1960s

Jim Beam White 4 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%

A 1980s bottling of Jim Beam's classic White Label, drink whilst listening to classic 80s electronica.  More info

Jim Beam White 4 Year Old - 1980s

Beam's Choice - James Lockhart Decanter

75cl, 40%

This is the Jim Beam Bourbon presented in a special decanter and is a collectable item. *Please note that the level of whiskey has dropped considerably*  More info

Beam's Choice - James Lockhart Decanter

Beam's Choice - James Lockhart Decanter

75cl, 40%

This is a collectable Jim beam Bourbon presented in a decanter with a bird motif. *Please note the level of the whiskey seems to have dropped very low*  More info

Beam's Choice - James Lockhart Decanter

Beam's Choice - The Saturday Evening Post Decanter

75cl, 40%

This decanter of Jim Beam Bourbon depicts the Saturday Evening Post and is a collectable item.  More info

Beam's Choice - The Saturday Evening Post Decanter

Beam's Choice - Armadillo Decanter

75cl, 40%

This is the Jim Beam Bourbon presented in a decanter shaped like, well, like an armadillo... probably collectable but certainly amusing!  More info

Beam's Choice - Armadillo Decanter

Beam's Choice - American Samoa Decanter

75cl, 40%

This antique decanter from the Bourbon distillery of Jim beam is a lavish commemoration of American Samoa and is a collectable piece.  More info

Beam's Choice - American Samoa Decanter

Jim Beam Straight Kentucky Bourbon - 1970s

70cl, 43%

Jim Beam has been making its famous Bourbon for many years. We've managed to get our hands on this bottle from the 1970s for you to see how the brand has developed over the years!  More info

Jim Beam Straight Kentucky Bourbon - 1970s

Jim Beam White Label - 1959

75cl, 43%

An incredibly rare bottling of Jim Beam's 4 year old bourbon that dates from 1959 - over half a century ago!  More info

Jim Beam White Label - 1959

Beam's Choice 8 Year Old - 1960s

76cl, 43%

This collectible 1960s bottling of Beam's Choice 8 Year Old bourbon, is presented in a decanter featuring Frans Hals' "Boy Holding A Flute". The boy seems to be holding his hand up for a high-five -…  More info

Beam's Choice 8 Year Old - 1960s

Jim Beam White Label - 1970s

75cl, 40%

Jim Beam White Label sour mash Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, produced all the way back in the 1970s. Jim Beam boffins would surely love this collectible piece. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Jim Beam White Label - 1970s

Jim Beam White 5 Year Old - 1970s

175cl, 0%

A classic bottle of Beam from the 1970s. This 1.75 litre bottle is in great shape and makes a great collectors' item. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed…  More info

Jim Beam White 5 Year Old - 1970s

Jim Beam Bowling Pin

70cl, 43%

A truly iconic bottle from Jim Beam, the bowling pins are even sought-after collectors' items when they're empty. This one is infinitely superior, because it's still full of Jim Beam. Dating from the…  More info

Jim Beam Bowling Pin
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