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  1. #11
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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    Bobby,

    You've sold me. I've a Border's gift certificate that's been scorching my pocket for a while now. Tomorrow I'll probably take a notion to take a little stroll downtown.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    If you do you'll be posting Jim Beam products' names in the WAYDN forum!

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    It's interesting that Beam is investing in the appearance of the facility. I never disliked the assorted pastels that have adorned the buildings for as long as I can remember. It never occurred to me that it could look better. I'll be interested to hear your assessment of it when everything is complete.

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    They placed it on the Post Office building first, formerly a farm house.Coincidentally Baker was born in that house. I understood that if they like that it would be used elsewhere,It was something to get used to But things proceeded in rapid fashion after that, The truck shop, Boiler room , Fermenting Building etc. I like it, it causes parts of that jumble of buildings to stand distinct from the rest. Like you I liked the Pastels especially when they had all the warehouses in those light blues, reds, and green. It was all a little faded, They could have went 10 more years without painting it. It is really starting to look formal and dignified.Not that it didn't, just more so.

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    I have mixed feelings about it, and this is without having seen it. On the one hand, I don't like the things I like to change. On the other hand, it makes me happy to hear that the Beam company (headquartered here in Chicago) is starting to recognize the value of its Kentucky assets.

    On the other other hand, when do you paint your house? When you put it on the market! There's no evidence of that. It's just a rumor I'm starting.

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    In fairness, I should point out that dustjackets are seldom written by the author and are usually written by PR people who haven't even read the book.

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    I'll let you start that one if you want. I think they are drowning in money. I have witnessed them spending it by the bucketfulls especially in the past 4-5 years. They are even removing Chain link fences and replacing with wrought iron.

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    They are even removing Chain link fences and replacing with wrought iron.
    Few of us would complain about similar improvements to our neighborhoods!

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    Alright back to the book. Our own Chuck Cowdery here may be too modest to say so, or maybe not. I've never been shy about going out on a limb , so here goes. F. Paul Pacult has Chucks' articles listed as some of his source material.
    " Who Invented Bourbon" Malt Advocate Vol 11,No.4 2002, and
    " The Beams:America's First Family of Bourbon" Malt Advocate, Vol 10, No. 2 2001

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    Re: New Jim Beam Book

    Chuck be da man!

 

 

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