CLERMONT, Ky. — Mar 13, 2018, 3:45 AM ET

Beam fills 15 millionth barrel of bourbon since Prohibition


Bourbon barrel No. 15 million has taken its place in a Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky.

Beam on Monday filled its 15 millionth barrel of bourbon since the end of Prohibition. The company says it's a first for a Kentucky distillery. It was filled and sealed by seventh-generation Master Distiller Fred Noe and his son, Freddie, at Beam's flagship distillery in Clermont.

Employees at the company's Clermont, Boston and Frankfort plants signed the barrel, which will be stored in a nine-story warehouse rebuilt by Jim Beam after Prohibition on the Clermont distillery grounds.

The company says it will be among nearly 2.3 million barrels of bourbon currently aging in Jim Beam's rackhouses across the state.

The milestone was reached less than two years after the brand's14 millionth barrel was filled.

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  • linmarco

    When it's aged Beam will either put it in a museum or sell it. In case of a sale I wonder if any of the signers will get a cut? Just wondering.

  • ranknfile

    15 Million Lives and Livers Cheers...!

  • Steve1956

    Its too bad they sold out to the Japanese. Santory holdings in Japan now owns them.

  • Pangaea 47


  • FasterBadger

    They fill it...I will empty it.

  • Dave

    Awesome. Over 10,000 people die every year in the US in alcohol impaired driving accidents. Many of those are innocent victims. This accounts for nearly one third of the deaths in auto accidents.