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 most advantageous bourbon and the relatives 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 situations according to yr. now not 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 kinfolk legacy, the Beams have shepherded their fairly American spirit to the pinnacle in their undefined. And they've performed it in an beset through demanding situations, from govt rules and prohibition, to altering buyer tastes, to fierce new worldwide pageant. by way of making a model of remarkable caliber and consistency, and by means of tying the luck in their product with the great identify of the family members, the Beams have validated a long-lasting legacy as might be one of many maximum family members enterprise dynasties in American background. not only an easy background of "America's local spirit" (so named via an act of Congress in 1964) or an easy relatives background, American nonetheless lifestyles is a narrative of industrial luck in response to caliber and a spotlight to aspect, consistent innovation, progressive branding and ads, and edition to the company environment.
F. Paul Pacult (Walkill, long island) is well-known internationally as his generation's so much finished and revered authority on beverage alcohol. He has written for lots of magazines, together with Playboy, Wine and Spirits, gourmand, Whisky, Drink, Men's magazine, Cheers, state resorts, go back and forth 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 basic specialist on whiskey, beer, and wine for the historical past Channel documentary America beverages: background in a Glass.

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