Charles Lloyd Beam

Born to Roy Marion and Mittie Beam in Kentucky, Charles “Chuck” L. Beam would become the fourth master distiller of Four Roses Distillery in 1968. His uncles included Elmo Beam, Desmond Beam, and C. Everett Beam. During his tenure, Four Roses introduced Benchmark Bourbon in 1969 and Eagle Rare in 1975. He retired in 1984 and was inducted posthumously into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2010.


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May 7, 2021

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