2004

2004

Frederick Booker Noe, II, grandson of Jim Beam and Master Distiller for The Jim Beam Company, passes away at the age of 74.
Booker Noe

Booker Noe

Born in Kentucky in 1929, Frederick Booker Noe II, served as the Master Distiller for The Jim Beam Distillery for over 40 years. He would coin the phrase “small batch” to describe his uncut, unfiltered bourbon, which was released as Booker’s...

1964

Carl Beam retires from the Jim B. Beam Distillery Company at the age of 64. His nickname, the “Dean of all Distillers” comes from him teaching some of the greatest distillers ever, including his two sons Baker and David Beam, and Booker Noe, Jim Beam’s...