Beam, Straight Up: The Bold Story of the First Family of Bourbon

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An insider's look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller

Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam, Straight Up is the first book to be written by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world's best-selling bourbons. This book features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred's storied youth "growing up Beam" in Bardstown, Kentucky; his ...

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Overview

An insider's look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller

Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam, Straight Up is the first book to be written by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world's best-selling bourbons. This book features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred's storied youth "growing up Beam" in Bardstown, Kentucky; his transition from the bottling line to renowned global bourbon ambassador; and his valuable business insights on how to maintain and grow a revered brand.

  • Includes details of Fred Noe's life on the road, spreading the bourbon gospel
  • Describes Fred's journey to becoming the face of one of America's most iconic brands
  • Shares a simple primer on how bourbon is made
  • Offers cocktail and food recipes

For anyone wanting a behind the scenes look at Jim Beam, and an understanding of the bourbon industry, Beam, Straight Up will detail the family business, and its role in helping to shape it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118378366
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/19/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 486,750
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

FRED NOE is the great-grandson of the legendary distiller, Jim Beam, as well as Beam Inc.'s Global Brand Ambassador and Master Distiller. He is the seventh-generation distilling Beam.

JIM KOKORIS is a longtime family friend, spokesperson, and publicist for the Beams. He is also the author of three novels: The Rich Part of Life, Sister North, and The Pursuit of Other Interests.

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Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Foreword Kid Rock xi

Chapter 1 A Little History 1

Chapter 2 A Kentucky Boyhood 23

Chapter 3 Booker: Yes, Sir. 49

Chapter 4 College Man 71

Chapter 5 Starting Out 87

Chapter 6 The Making of a Bourbon

Ambassador 101

Chapter 7 Road Warrior 115

Chapter 8 The World Isn’t As Big

As I Thought 129

Chapter 9 Bourbon and Change 143

Chapter 10 The Beam Way: How to

Build a Company That Lasts 155

Chapter 11 Home 169

Appendix 177

Cocktails 177

Hangover Cure 182

Cooking with Bourbon 182

Acknowledgments 193

Index 195

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