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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Northern California

    anyone see \"Hands on History\" show about bourbon?

    I caught this show last week, I believe it was on the History Channel and I think the show was called "Hands on History" and it was about the history of bourbon and this host toured a distillery and showed the whole process of making bourbon. He was fillin barrels, rolling barrels, hand dipping some knob creek. Anyways it was quite well done.

    I just tried to search the History channel site but couldn't find anything so i'm wondering if i have the wrong channel and show name.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Re: anyone see \"Hands on History\" show about bourbon?

    ...so i'm wondering if i have the wrong channel and show name.
    Nope, looks like you've definitely got the right name, as per this link: www.google.com/search?q="Hands+on+History"+bourbon

    Thanks for the heads-up on this, I'll be on the lookout for the next showing...

    Oh, and Hi everyone -- first post!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Re: anyone see \"Hands on History\" show about bourbon?

    I didn't see that one, but Hands on History is a great show.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    Re: anyone see \"Hands on History\" show about bourbon?

    I have seen this (twice in the past year). Pretty good show but if I recall it had a few small factual errors.

    Look for it. The host (who's name escapes me) is the same guy who has a home fix-it show.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    Re: Moonshiners

    Not to change the subject slightly but I just saw Rumrunners and Moonshiners on the History channel. It was interesting. It had Gary Reagan (most of the commentary) and Booker Noe on it. They also mentioned that one of the Beam's (forget which one) was busted for moonshining and it was covered up by the family.

  6. #6
    Bourbonian of the Year 2004 and Guru
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Nelson County, Kentucky

    Re: Moonshiners

    That Beam was my grandfather, Harry Beam . Big Six, busted him for making moonshine. My Great-Grandma (Katie Beam) paid $1000.00 to keep it quite back then...

    Many of the folks in this documentary are from my hometown, Joanne Perkins, Earl Johnson (he owns a bar (Sherwood Inn) in the middle of town that has been in his family for four generations...A bar, bed and breakfast now. It's located right beside the Kentucky Railway Museum. Old wood (back) mantle really ornate, probably looks the same as it did over a hundred ++ years ago---Mr. Johnson is very knowledgeable in the history of bourbon in our county.

    My Mom (Jean Beam Hall) and Aunt Jo (Jo Beam) are in this documentary. They are twins (dressed in red) you will see them toward the end. They tell the story about Big Six busting, Pop Beam. Back then it was awful gossip...lots of folks made shine...cept...in the woods and hollers...Pop, had his "little still" in the basement of that old house...

    Bettye Jo



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