The world's no. 1 bourbon whiskey. None genuine without my signature. Quality Genuine Beam Bourbon® Aged in the heart of Kentucky. Jim Beam® Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is made for those who take their bourbon seriously. Legacy Seven Generations of the Beam Family Jacob Beam 1760-1834 David Beam 1802-1854 David M. Beam 1833-1913 Colonel James B. Beam 1864-1947 T. Jeremiah Beam 1899-1977 Booker Noe 1929-2004 Fred Noe 1957-Present Master Distillers since 1795 Here's to every beam who has added his own special chapter to our story. Kentucky in our hearts, bourbon in our soul.