This book tells his story, from growing up in the "First Family of Bourbon" to becoming master distiller, offering insights and guidance for creating brands and products that stand the test of time.
Author: Jim Kokoris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Lessons on product, quality, innovation, and longevity from the "First Family of Bourbon" The Big Man of Jim Beam delves into the life and times of legendary distiller F. Booker Noe III, grandson of Jim Beam and father of the bourbon boom. A true American original who left his mark on everything he did and everyone he met, this charismatic, opinionated man turned the Jim Beam company into the world's largest bourbon distillery and secured his product's place in the cultural psyche. This book tells his story, from growing up in the "First Family of Bourbon" to becoming master distiller, offering insights and guidance for creating brands and products that stand the test of time. His commitment to innovation and quality earned him legendary status and tremendous business growth; the discussion keys in on some of his most prized creations, including one of the first super-premium bourbons on the market, and the small batch collection that laid the groundwork for bourbon's modern resurgence. Jim Beam is a distinctly American brand that has tapped into the collective consciousness and leveraged vision into growth. This book tells the story of the man behind the brand, and his approach to his work, his product, his company, and his people. Read colorful stories about growing up as "bourbon royalty" Trace Booker's journey from apprentice to world's largest bourbon distiller Learn how innovation and a commitment to quality delivers product longevity Gain deep, personal insight on creating a brand that becomes a legend Booker was the sixth generation of the Beam family to make bourbon, and he grew an empire. Driven by commitment, vision, and a singular sort of ambition, his success offers many lessons to anyone in business. The Big Man of Jim Beam tells the story, and digs out the wisdom and insight from this legendary leader.
It?s a superb story, and no one spins a great story better than F. Paul Pacult, America?s most respected authority on distilled spirits." —Robert Whitley, Wine & Spirits Columnist, Copley News Service "This is a stellar piece of ...
Author: F. Paul Pacult
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The untold story of the world's premier bourbon and the family that made it #1 American Still Life tells the intertwined true stories of America's favorite whiskey and the family dynasty that produces it to this very day. Jim Beam is the world's top-selling bourbon whiskey, with sales of over five million cases per year. Not a day has passed in the 207 years of Jim Beam's existence when a Beam family member has not been master distiller. Dedicated to quality, and dedicated to the family legacy, the Beams have shepherded their particularly American spirit to the top of their industry. And they've done it in an industry beset by challenges, from government regulation and prohibition, to changing consumer tastes, to fierce new global competition. By creating a brand of unparalleled quality and consistency, and by tying the success of their product with the good name of the family, the Beams have established a lasting legacy as perhaps one of the greatest family business dynasties in American history. Not just a simple history of "America's native spirit" (so named by an act of Congress in 1964) or a simple family history, American Still Life is a story of business success based on quality and attention to detail, constant innovation, revolutionary branding and advertising, and adaptation to the business environment. F. Paul Pacult (Walkill, NY) is recognized the world over as his generation's most accomplished and respected authority on beverage alcohol. He has written for many magazines, including Playboy, Wine and Spirits, Connoisseur, Whisky, Drink, Men's Journal, Cheers, Country Inns, Travel and Leisure, Bon Appetit, Decanter, and Food and Wine. Among his many accomplishments, he has hosted and coproduced two syndicated talk-radio programs and served as the primary expert on whiskey, beer, and wine for the History Channel documentary America Drinks: History in a Glass.
Big man in the Jim Beam cap. “Sir!” William T.'s hands were around his mouth
and he was calling to the dog he too loved. Zach raised a hand in permission and
Sir took off, arrowing across the playing field toward William T. and the woman ...
Author: Alison McGhee
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
"For fans of Celeste Ng and Leni Zumas's Red Clocks: When a young woman emerges from a lengthy coma-like state she must face the decisions that were made about her body--without her consent--in this powerful novel of reclamation and hope" --
The woman ordered a margarita, and he ordered a shot of Jim Beam. As Vernon
glanced around the bar, his gaze passed over the big man and then came back
to rest on Molly. Vernon felt the need to go to the men's room; and he excused ...
Author: J. Lamar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sergeant James Douglas and his partner are investigating the murder of a security guard at the Laverty Farm Equiptment Company that occurred during an apparent robbery. As the investigation unfolds it is apparent the motive for this death is more than robbery. Soon the detectives have reason to believe that other murders may be related to the same killer and this might be only the beginning. The investigation takes them to Cincinnati, Ohio where another murder of an honorable man occurs soon after they arrive. The murderer, now classified as a serial killer, is on a rampage. He has a knack for tracking and terrorizing his victims before he moves in for the kill. He is able to conceal himself and at first appears to be a crazed psychopath, but this monster has the cunning and strength of a wild animal. It is up to Sergeant Douglas to find out what has set this beast loose and how to bring him to justice.
Then he turned to the barman and ordered a 7 - Up . I sat there with my Jim Beam
and listened to the music . I kept looking at the white patch in the big man ' s hair .
He smiled at me and said , “ My friends call me Streak . They reckon I ' ve got ...
Author: Maxim Jakubowski
Category: Books and reading
One hundred essays celebrate fiction's greatest detectives.
Jim Beam Bourbon; And the fascinating Secrets handed down from Beam to
Beam since 1795. MORE THAN A ... [Advertisement] The almost unbelievable
story of modest man is T. Jeremiah Beam. A But he ... Something big, yet strong
enough to take the jostling wagons gave it going over the rutted Kentucky country
His words were: “Wharl, sir, if yer really interested in bourbon, ring the big man at jim Beam, Booker Noe. What he don't know about whiskey—making and its
history just ain't worth a spit." I think he said “spit”, anyway. And it's true. With
The big man didn't answer; rather, he let his hand fall from the elevator door and
watched it close. "Big fucking asshole," Derek ... with that job?" he asked. Max
poured a Jim Beam over ice for a guy in a suit at the end of the bar and said, ...
Author: L. V. Slyke
Max Bally, a bartender in a big city pub, must contend with a monster South Seas hurricane heading his way and the giant Samoan who has been leaving dead bodies around town. Original.
The complex is red brick , two stories , great big U going back from a parking lot .
Efficiencies and one - bedrooms , in a good ... Threw Shelby ' s Jim Beam Elvis
right through the screen . There ' s broken glass all over the blue shag . At last the
Author: Sarah Shankman
Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books
Finishing her waitressing shift and preparing for Songwriters' Night at the local country music club, promising singer Shelby Kay Tate becomes the unknowing target of an obsessive stalker.
The tall one – he ordered shots of Jim Beam and beers for all of them - could
have been a bear himself , hunched under the weight of his shoulders ... Name's
Boo , ” the big man said , pausing to throw back his bourbon and take a sip of
The tall one - he ordered shots of Jim Beam and beers for all of them - could have
been a bear himself , hunched under the weight of his shoulders ... Name ' s Boo
, ” the big man said , pausing to throw back his bourbon and take a sip of beer .
A barrage of news stories at that crucial time would have defeated Big Jim , who
had not yet perfected the art of confession . ... Drinkard said Davis arranged for
him to get a dollar for every case of Jim Beam bourbon sold in Alabama .
Author: Billy Bowles
Publisher: Peachtree Pub Limited
Category: Political Science
Looks at the most colorful Southern politicians from the thirties to the sixties
... s favourite drink . Noe , Booker The maternal grandson of the more famous Jim Beam , he is in ... At around 6 feet 4 inches ( 1 – 93m ) and 21 stone 6 lbs ( 300
pounds / 136 kilograms ) , Booker is a big man , stout in heart and body . He tells
Author: Andrew Jones
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Packed with essential information on all aspects of whisky, ranging from the quirky and amusing to the informative and helpful.
Josh's feet were on an ottoman that matched the chair , his left hand filled by a
glass of Jim Beam rye whiskey and soda , his eyes watching the erratic journey ...
Josh still didn't see how a man that big could move so softly , even on carpeting .
He'd given up trying to diagnose the man at his side. He would leave him to his Jim Beam and his Silver Satin. ... He saw that the big man had lost his limp and
was moving at a good clip toward that place where the alley turned and the light ...
Author: Kem Nunn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner Kem Nunn and “principal heir to the tradition of Raymond Chandler and Nathanael West” (The Washington Post)—an intense psychological suspense novel about a San Francisco neuropsychiatrist who becomes sexually involved with a woman suffering from multiple personality disorder, whose pathological ex-husband is an Oakland homicide detective. A dark tale involving psychiatric mystery, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and terrifyingly realistic violence—Chance is set amid the back streets of California’s Bay Area, far from the cleansing breezes of the ocean. Dr. Eldon Chance, a neuropsychiatrist, is a man primed for spectacular ruin. Into Dr. Chance’s blighted life walks Jaclyn Blackstone, the abused, attractive wife of an Oakland homicide detective, a violent and jealous man. Jaclyn appears to be suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. In time, Chance will fall into bed with her—or is it with her alter ego, the voracious and volatile Jackie Black? The not-so-good doctor, despite his professional training, isn’t quite sure—and thereby hangs his fascination with her. Meanwhile, Chance also meets a young man named D, a self-styled, streetwise philosopher skilled in the art of the blade. It is around this trio of unique and dangerous individuals that long guarded secrets begin to unravel, obsessions grow, and the doctor’s carefully arranged life comes to the brink of implosion. Amid San Francisco’s fluid, ever-shifting fog, in the cool, gray city of love, Dr. Chance will at last be forced to live up to his name. Chance is a twisted, harrowing, and impossible-to-put-down head trip through the fun house of fate, mesmerizing until the very last page.
By sticking with our basic recipe since 1795 , Jim Beam has come to be the most
popular bourbon in the world . ... As a result , pitchers like Jim Bibby and Bruce
Kison did not produce the number of victories that would have made it a big
statistical season for them . ... minor league system , and Jim Beauchamp ,
manager of Houston ' s Charleston ( International ) farm club and reportedly
Mullen ' s man .
Since I got the big picture ” People like Pat enjoy smooth , light , mellow Jim Beam for exactly the same reason you do : taste . ... DISTILLED AND BOTTLED
BY JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO . , CLERMONT , BEAM , KY . for in that man
... the boys choose Jim Beam ; Kolotex ' s ' satirical hosiery ad ; the exploratory TV
shows Temptation Island , Big Brother ... We don ' t pose are moving in and out of
relationships at Temptation Island and Big Brother as any real threat to men ...
The man who was still closing the office door had been surprisingly quiet for
someone his size. ... a few hours, but I figured that he'd been looking at spending
the afternoon with all the boys: Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel, Jim Beam and Jose
Cuervo. ... The big man stopped close enough to where I sat that I could smell
Author: Linda L. Richards
Publisher: Minotaur Books
In 1931, while most of Los Angeles is struggling to survive the Depression, the business of Hollywood is booming. And everyone wants a piece. The movies have always been cutthroat and, as girl Friday Kitty Pangborn is about to find out, that's more than a metaphor. Kitty's boss, private detective Dexter Theroux, has been asked to help leading man Laird Wyndham prove his innocence. The actor was the last person to be seen with a young actress who died under very suspicious circumstances, and the star has fallen from the big screen to the big house. Wyndham's a dreamboat, but that isn't the only thing that has Kitty hot under the collar. Dex has already signed a client---one who's hired him to prove Wyndham's hands are not as clean as they look. Mixing Hollywood glitz with hard-boiled grit, Death Was in the Picture captures the essence of life in Depression-era Los Angeles: a world where times are tough, talk is cheap, and murder is often just one scene away.
... lay listening to the throb of engines and the creaking of the walking beam ,
remembering that dark carriage with the rain tapping the roof . ... Jim kept thinking
of Caleb back there in the bedroom ; it was time , perhaps , to change the subject
Author: Thomas William Duncan
Category: Historical fiction
The River is the Mississippi, enigmatic and treacherous. The Man is the American who conquered the West--the prototype of the restless, innocent and greedy nineteenth century dreamers who built the railroads and steamboats, who opened the Santa Fe Trail and despoiled the forests, who fought the Indians and each other. Here is the American Myth brought to life though men and women who matched the robust, ruthless age in which they lived. Caleb McSwasey dreamed of creating an empire in the wilderness. He ruled men but could not rule the woman of his choice. By guile and ruthlessness, Jim Buckmaster, the river hog carved a vast fortune out of virgin timber. He owned the river but not his conscience. Rolfe Torkelsen, heir to the river's treasure, finally balked at the price he would have to pay. A new era had begun. But the dark magic of one woman (there are many in this book) proved more powerful than any river hog or lumber baron. Esperanza von Zumwalt, in whom the blood of three races was fused in crucible, dominated two strong men, one who loved her and one who hated her. These are a few of the tall Americans in Thomas W. Duncan's prodigious novel of adventure and commerce, of love, war, peace and the making of a nation. Sweeping from Penobscot to Santa Fe, from the Wisconsin woods to Shiloh, Big River, Big Man is a novel with its roots in historical destiny. To read it is to capture the spirit and substance of an age -- Book jacket.