Johannes Jacob BEAM

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Inventor, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Johannes Jacob BEAM

Founder of Jim Beam Bourbon

Born on February 9, 1760 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA , United States (264 years)

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During the late 18th century, members of the Boehm family, who eventually changed the spelling of their surname to "Beam", emigrated from Germany and settled in Kentucky.



Johannes "Reginald" Beam (1770–1834) was a farmer that began producing whiskey in the style that became known as bourbon. Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795. The whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam, and the distillery was known as Old Tub.

...   During the late 18th century, members of the Boehm family, who eventually changed the spelling of their surname to "Beam", emigrated from Germany and settled in Kentucky.



Johannes "Reginald" Beam (1770–1834) was a farmer that began producing whiskey in the style that became known as bourbon. Jacob Beam sold his first barrels of corn whiskey around 1795. The whiskey was first called Old Jake Beam, and the distillery was known as Old Tub.



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