Interview with Baker Beam, November 14, 2013

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project

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Baker Beam, great nephew of James B. Beam, is a former distiller at the Jim Beam Distillery. In this interview he talks about growing up on the grounds of the Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky and about the Beam family. He discusses how he worked his way up a the distillery from nightwatchman to distiller and describes a typical day at the distillery. He talks about the bourbon-making process, gives his opinion on small-batch bourbons, and talks about the bourbon industry as a community. He talks about distilling during Prohibition and during times when the government sent agents to lock and monitor the distilleries. He talks about the Beam family's place in the bourbon industry.

Interview Accession

2013oh465_bik026

Interviewee Name

Baker Beam

Interviewer Name

Jim Korkorus

Interview Date

2013-11-14

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Beam, Baker Interview by Jim Korkorus. 14 Nov. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Beam, B. (2013, November 14). Interview by J.. Korkorus. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Beam, Baker, interview by Jim Korkorus. November 14, 2013, Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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