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    Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    So I'm attempting to put together a sampling of bourbon from each distillery (the 11 or so active places where distillation actually takes place, ignoring all the fictitious businesses names), and I was wondering if certain Jim Beam Brands are made only at the Boston or Clermont distilleries?
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    Re: Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    I don't know if it still applies, but I read that at least for a time,the whiskey in Bookers came exclusively from Beam's Boston Plant!

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    Re: Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    Thanks for asking Duke. I've called to confirm what I thought to be true - the only bourbon that is exclusive to a certain plant is Basil Hayden, which is made at the Booker Noe Distillery at Boston. All other Jim Beam whiskeys, including Rye and the new Ri1 can be made at both.
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    Re: Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    Jason, I guess that means that the Old Grand Dads can be made at both plants, but Basil only at Boston? If this is so, can you say why?
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    Re: Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    I don't think they count the non-Beam brands, so I would guess that Old Grand-Dad is made just at Boston, too.

    I'm still disappointed that they use the same DSP number at both distilleries. It diminished what little the DSP still means.

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    Re: Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    Thanks all. So I guess the stills at both sites are designed the same, or does that not matter so much with column stills?
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    Re: Jim Beam Distillery in Boston vs Clermont, KY

    The two distilleries are essentially the same, not in scale but in basic technology and processes used. With Beam, you have to remember that for 50 minutes of every hour, both plants are producing Jim Beam 4-year-old white label.

 

 

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