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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Family and Early Life

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Family and Early Life

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses the work of his grandfather Park Beam and his father Carl Beam in the distillery and how he himself began to help out even as a young boy. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.  Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Beginning His Career

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Beginning His Career

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses some of his earliest jobs at the distillery and his years running the Clermont, KY, plant. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Rise of the Beam Name

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Rise of the Beam Name

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses how the Beam name came into prominence and how it has affected him as a member of the Beam family. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.  Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Parker Beam and Booker Noe

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Parker Beam and Booker Noe

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses his long friendships with Parker Beam and Booker Noe. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Moonshiners

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Moonshiners

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, tells stories of moonshiners of the Prohibition era. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Process, Old and New

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): The Process, Old and New

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, discusses some particulars of making bourbon and how the process has remained essentially the same over the years, only increasing in volume because of technological advances. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.  Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Why Kentucky?

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, names the water in Kentucky as a factor that makes the state excellent for bourbon production, and he discusses Jim Beam’s yeast, another important ingredient. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.  Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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  • Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Advice to the Younger Generation

    Baker Beam (Jim Beam): Advice to the Younger Generation

    Baker Beam, former distiller at Jim Beam, offers advice to the rising generation on how to survive in the modernized industry. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27828. Share

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