By F. Paul Pacult
The untold tale of the world's leading bourbon and the kinfolk that made it #1
American nonetheless Life tells the intertwined actual tales of America's favourite whiskey and the kinfolk dynasty that produces it to this very day. Jim Beam is the world's top-selling bourbon whiskey, with revenues of over 5 million instances in keeping with yr. no longer an afternoon has handed within the 207 years of Jim Beam's life while a Beam loved one has no longer been grasp distiller. devoted to caliber, and devoted to the kin legacy, the Beams have shepherded their fairly American spirit to the head in their undefined. And they've performed it in an beset through demanding situations, from govt legislation and prohibition, to altering customer tastes, to fierce new international pageant. through making a model of unheard of caliber and consistency, and by way of tying the luck in their product with the great identify of the kinfolk, the Beams have validated an enduring legacy as might be one of many maximum kinfolk enterprise dynasties in American background. not only an easy heritage of "America's local spirit" (so named by way of an act of Congress in 1964) or an easy kinfolk heritage, American nonetheless existence is a narrative of industrial good fortune in accordance with caliber and a focus to element, consistent innovation, innovative branding and ads, and version to the enterprise environment.
F. Paul Pacult (Walkill, big apple) is famous across the world as his generation's so much 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, state hotels, shuttle and rest, 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: historical past in a Glass.
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American Still Life: The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 Bourbon by F. Paul Pacult