Circa early 1900’s, John Dowling brings his wife, Mary Dowling, into the Waterfill & Frazier distillery to help run the operations.
Mary was one of the first women to run a major distillery.
O.F.C. Distillery (which stood for Old Fire and Copper) changed it’s name to George T. Stagg Distillery.
5th Generation – Beam Family
Henry M. “Harry” Beam, born August 30th to Joseph L. Beam and Katherine Leone McGill in Nelson County, KY.
On January 17th, Prohibition starts in the US.
Under his supervision, Albert kept the company alive by securing one of only six special government licenses to produce “medicinal whiskey” making Heaven Hill the oldest continuously running distillery in the country.
6th Generation – Beam Family
Charles Lloyd Beam is born on October 7th in Louisville, KY.
Charles would become the fourth Master Distiller at Four Roses in 1968.
During his tenure at Four Roses, Charles would introduce “Benchmark Bourbon” in 1969 and “Eagle Rare” in 1975.
He would be posthumously inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2010.