December 2015

Jim Beam at Marriott Louisville Downtown

To close out the year, we had a very special event featuring Master Distiller (and master story-teller) Fred Noe of Jim Beam!  Fred is the great-grandson of company founder, Jim Beam and is the seventh member of his family to be Master Distiller since 1795.

 When journalist Steve Coomes reviewed Noe’s autobiography, “Beam, Straight Up,” he called Noe “a gifted storyteller with a memory for delicious details” and said his storytelling was “frank and funny, wonderfully educational and reliably historical when chronicling the colorful past of Kentucky bourbon and its first family.”

Fred took us all through a tasting of some of his favorite bourbons including Knob Creek, Jim Beam Single Barrel and Bookers.  Marriott provided us with our own private event space and served up delicous appetizers including Jim Beam Maple Creek glazed porkbelly on honey corn cakes and bison lollipops with Knob Creek demi-glace.

Photos courtesy of Yono Photographer.  Professional promotional models provided by  Accent Models Louisville.