American Still Life: The Jim Beam Story and the Making of by F. Paul Pacult

By F. Paul Pacult

The untold tale of the world's ideal bourbon and the family members that made it #1
American nonetheless Life tells the intertwined precise tales of America's favourite whiskey and the kin 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 line with yr. no longer an afternoon has handed within the 207 years of Jim Beam's life whilst a Beam loved one has no longer been grasp distiller. devoted to caliber, and devoted to the family members legacy, the Beams have shepherded their relatively American spirit to the pinnacle in their undefined. And they've performed it in an beset by means of demanding situations, from govt rules and prohibition, to altering purchaser tastes, to fierce new worldwide pageant. by way of making a model of exceptional caliber and consistency, and through tying the good fortune in their product with the great identify of the relations, the Beams have validated a long-lasting legacy as might be one of many maximum kinfolk enterprise dynasties in American historical past. not only an easy background of "America's local spirit" (so named through an act of Congress in 1964) or an easy family members background, American nonetheless lifestyles is a narrative of commercial luck in keeping with caliber and a spotlight to element, consistent innovation, progressive branding and advertisements, and edition to the company environment.
F. Paul Pacult (Walkill, big apple) is famous across the world as his generation's such a lot finished and revered authority on beverage alcohol. He has written for plenty of magazines, together with Playboy, Wine and Spirits, gourmet, Whisky, Drink, Men's magazine, Cheers, nation lodges, trip and relaxation, 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 historical past Channel documentary America beverages: background in a Glass.

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