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Though our bourbon is enjoyed all over the world, we certainly love it when you enjoy it with us in Kentucky at our American Stillhouse and Urban Stillhouse. Here’s what’s happening at the home of the world’s #1-selling bourbon, where you’re always more than welcome.
Choose from one of the exciting distillery experiences, concerts or other events at our Kentucky home. Whether you know a lot about bourbon or nothing at all, we truly have something for everyone and would be honored for you to join us as we carry on the family legacy.
Behind the Beam - Clermont, KY
Dive in to this insider's experience with Fred Noe, Great-Grandson of Jim Beam and 7th generation Master Distiller at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont, KY.
You'll enjoy a bourbon inspired lunch, private distillery tour, barrel thieving in a bourbon rackhouse and top it all off with a guided tasting and story time with the man himself, Fred Noe.
Plus you'll receive a commemorative bottle to remember the experience.
You love the bourbon. You'll love the stories behind it!
$199 | Must be 21+ years of age to participate | Duration: 10:00am-2:00pm EST
Private Barrel Selection- Clermont, KY
Location: Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Date / Time: June 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Select your very own barrel of Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon with seventh generation Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe in Clermont, KY. You and a group of 20 people will go to the exclusive private barrel selection rackhouse to select 1 of 3 barrels to have bottled--all within your visit. The group will get to taste and bottle the selection of their choice in this rare, four-hour experience. The group will also tour the distillery and hand bottle their own Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon.
We'll give you one bottle that's specially labeled with a metal plate to commemorate the 2018 Kentucky Bourbon Affair event. A bourbon inspired BBQ lunch will be provided inside the historic T. Jeremiah Beam Home. Each participant will also have the option of purchasing additional bottles from the barrel that is selected that day.
A unique, one-of-a-kind experience not offered to the general public!
Bourbon Country Boil- Clermont, KY
Location: Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Date / Time: June 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Roll up your sleeves; it's time for a bourbon-inspired seafood boil at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse! Join Seventh Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe as he celebrates crawfish season Jim Beam-style.
It's no secret that the Beam family has a love for fishing. In fact, sixth generation Master Distiller and Fred's father, Booker Noe, had an undisclosed fishing hole near the distillery so that he could keep a watchful eye on both of his passions. It's only fitting that we celebrate those passions with a seafood boil that's as bold and flavorful as our award-winning bourbons.
Following a rare, private tour of the Jim Beam Distillery complete with a premium bourbon tasting, we'll transport you to the picturesque Knob Creek Guest House nestled softly between the Kentucky hills on the distillery grounds. The fragrant seafood pot and tumble of ingredients will beckon you around a table, elbow-to-elbow with friends, and fingers dusted with red spice. Throw in a selection of expertly crafted Jim Beam Bourbon cocktails, never-before-told fishing stories from Fred, live music and lawn games and this will be one summertime feast you won't want to miss!
Rye Not? - Louisville, KY
A Bold & Spicy Dinner Experience with Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe
Location: Rye Restaurant, Louisville
Date / Time: June 8, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join Seventh Generation Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe as he offers a rare look at the gloriously spicy grain that has bartenders calling for more rye. Wildly popular before Prohibition, rye whiskies have made a comeback in recent years. And there's no better way to experience today's hottest spirits than with the First Family of Bourbon.
Exclusively available for Kentucky Bourbon Affair guests, the Rye Not? dinner experience includes a tasting of Rye Whiskies. Innovative cocktail demonstrations, a locally sourced dinner menu crafted by Rye Louisville's expert culinary team and live music will leave you wondering Rye Not?
The seasoned chefs from Rye will create a delicious menu, while Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Ambassador Beth Burrows crafts signature Jim Beam cocktails that complement the meal. KBA Guests will leave with a bottle of one of Jim Beam's Rye whiskies.
Fred's Smokehouse- Clermont, KY
Right next to the Jim Beam American Stillhouse, the Smokehouse is a counter-service café overlooking the rolling foothills of Kentucky and our historic Jim Beam Distillery.
Inspired by our own bold Bourbon flavors, the Smokehouse menu includes a good mix of Kentucky favorites with a modern take on things, including Devil’s Cut™ Pulled Pork BBQ, Aunt Mimi’s mouthwatering bourbon baked beans, a signature homemade Jim Beam® burgoo and delectable desserts.
It’s just one more reason to come visit.
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Reservations and advanced payment are not accepted for Fred's Smokehouse. Fred's Smokehouse is a counter-service café with available outdoor seating.
Fred's Smokehouse is currently closed for the winter season.
James B. Beam in front of the Jim Beam American Stillhouse.
Thursday, September 18th, 2014.
Jim Beam® Bourbon unveiled a statue of Kentucky and distilling legend James B. Beam (1864–1947) in a ceremony commemorating the 150th birthday of the iconic bourbon’s namesake, Colonel James Beauregard Beam. Beam, the fourth-generation family distiller, is credited with establishing Jim Beam® as a national brand after Prohibition, renovating and rebuilding his distillery in a mere 120 days after Prohibition was repealed in 1933, razing most of the old buildings and constructing new ones by hand. To this day, Jim Beam’s namesake bourbon is still produced on the same site, which is now called the Jim Beam American Stillhouse.
“This statue would make my great-granddad proud,” said Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson and 7th-generation master distiller.“ Using the Beam family ‘mash bill’ and centuries of family knowledge passed on to him from his father, David M., he built the family business into the leading bourbon producer in the world. Today, we celebrated his birthday, the legacy he left and toast that which is yet to come.” Community leaders joined in the milestone celebration and helped Jim Beam Make History® by declaring September 18, 2014 “Jim Beam Day.” The proclamation recognizes Jim Beam’s contributions to the commonwealth through his perseverance, ingenuity and dedication to his family and friends. Bourbon enthusiasts named “Jim Beam” from across the country joined the celebration as special guests.
Beam’s statue was created by Benjamin Bartlett of Lexington. His bronze work features Beam wearing his signature 1920s suit coat, necktie and suspenders. Beam has a joyous look on his face as he beckons with pride toward the Jim Beam American Stillhouse all while raising a glass of bourbon. Bartlett was previously commissioned to create the now-famous bronze statue of Beam’s grandson and 6th-generation Beam family distiller Booker Noe which sits atop Beam Hill in Clermont, Kentucky.