Jim Beam Reaches Nine-Million Barrel Landmark; Sales and Pride For The Flagship Bourbon Brand Stronger Than Ever

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DEERFIELD, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading bourbon distiller, Jim Beam, has attained an important milestone with the filling of its nine-millionth barrel of bourbon at the Clermont, Ky. distillery. This accomplishment, which only includes production since the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, is equal to more than 280 million cases of bourbon, which totals more than 115 billion drinks. The barrel, currently aging in a Jim Beam rackhouse, will be ready to enjoy in 2006. The highly-anticipated 10-millionth barrel is expected to be filled in 2005.

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