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By F. Paul Pacult

The untold tale of the world's most desirable bourbon and the relations that made it #1
American nonetheless Life tells the intertwined real tales of America's favourite whiskey and the relatives dynasty that produces it to this very day. Jim Beam is the world's top-selling bourbon whiskey, with revenues of over 5 million circumstances in step with yr. no longer an afternoon has handed within the 207 years of Jim Beam's life whilst a Beam loved one has now not been grasp distiller. devoted to caliber, and devoted to the family members legacy, the Beams have shepherded their fairly American spirit to the head in their undefined. And they've performed it in an beset by way of demanding situations, from govt rules and prohibition, to altering purchaser tastes, to fierce new worldwide festival. by means of making a model of exceptional caliber and consistency, and by means of tying the luck in their product with the great identify of the family members, the Beams have confirmed a long-lasting legacy as probably one of many maximum kinfolk enterprise dynasties in American historical past. not only an easy background of "America's local spirit" (so named via an act of Congress in 1964) or an easy relations historical past, American nonetheless existence is a narrative of industrial luck in response to caliber and a focus to aspect, consistent innovation, progressive branding and advertisements, and model to the enterprise environment.
F. Paul Pacult (Walkill, new york) is well-known internationally as his generation's such a lot comprehensive and revered authority on beverage alcohol. He has written for plenty of magazines, together with Playboy, Wine and Spirits, gourmand, Whisky, Drink, Men's magazine, Cheers, nation motels, shuttle and rest, Bon Appetit, Decanter, and Food and Wine. between his many accomplishments, he has hosted and coproduced syndicated talk-radio courses and served because the fundamental professional on whiskey, beer, and wine for the heritage Channel documentary America beverages: heritage in a Glass.

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