Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to tour the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery in Clermont, Ky. for Getty Images. The smell of sour mash permeates the manicured distillery grounds and the vintage architecture is a wonderful compliment to a distilling process that has not changed in a hundred years.
Barrels of Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon sit on a flatbed truck after being drained at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Clermont, Ky. Japanese company Suntory Holdings acquired Beam Inc. for $13.6 Billion in a deal announced Monday. Beam is the owner of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon brands and was purchased at $83.50 per share. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)
The Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery is pictured on a rainy Monday in Clermont, Ky.
Sour mash swirls in a fermenting tank at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery.
Barrels of Bourbon age inside a warehouse.
A security camera watches over barrels of Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon on a flatbed truck.
Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon is drained at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery.
Bottles of Jim Beam Bourbon make their way down a conveyor belt inside the bottling plant.
Visitors walks past the tasting room while on a distillery tour at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery.
im Beam branded T-shirts are displayed for sale inside the gift shop at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery in Clermont, Ky.
**Photos copyright Luke Sharrett and Getty Images**
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