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Beam Distillery Fills Its 15 Millionth Barrel Of Bourbon

Jim Beam must surely be somewhere on high and smiling as the American whiskey empire named in part after him continues to punch out bourbon to a brown spirits happy world. While no one really knows if, or when, the bourbon bubble might burst, for now its full steam ahead at this Kentucky distillery via word of its 15 millionth barrel of bourbon since the end of Prohibition being filled.

The 15th million barrel filled, according to Beam-Suntory officials, comes less than two years since the 14th million barrel was filled and laid down in a Beam