The birth of bourbon dates back to the late 1700's when clean corn whiskey was distilled by the settlers of Kentucky. The distinctive amber glow and rich flavor of Kentucky bourbon was discovered when a batch of corn whiskey was aged in new white oak barrels that and been charred by fire. In 1795, a farmer and grain mill operator named Jacob Beam perfected the recipe and distillation process for Jim Beam, the proud name for the world's finest bourbon. For more than 200 years, Jacob Beam's original recipe has been strictly followed, calling for the perfect union of Kentucky's abundant natural resources. In every sip, you can taste the time and care that goes into Jim Beam® Bourbon.