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The Women of Beam
When you think of Bourbon connoisseurs … craftsman … and consumers alike … you probably think of a guy that looks, well … kind of like me (and there are plenty of us old guys out there to prove your point). We all get to thinkin’ that Bourbon is a man’s business…
But today, I’m here to set the record straight.
In honor of Mother’s Day this past Sunday, I’m proud to share with you just a few of the finest women in this business – who know more about Bourbon making, barreling, aging, bottling, tasting, smelling and innovating than most people I know – and I’m proud to call them part of my family right here at Jim Beam. Take for example …
MaryKay Bolles, our Vice President of Research and Development at our Global Innovation Center. MK (as we like to call her) and her leadership of the R&D team, have helped us enjoy new products like Devil’s Cut, Jim Beam Honey and Jacob’s Ghost. A true innovator!
Kim Bennett, Director of our Heritage and Innovation Centers. This entire Jim Beam American Stillhouse experience? She runs the show! And she’s got more than a few whiskey women on her team who welcome our visitors every day.
Marsha Beam, one of our finest Bottling Managers here in Clermont. She sure has good genes for the Bourbon business … and chances are that the Jim Beam bottle in your cabinet or at your favorite neighborhood bar passed under Marsha’s watchful eye first.
And who could forget the one woman who’s made this generation of the Beam family possible? My mom, Annis Noe. You know the saying “Behind every great man stands a great woman”? Our family, and our Jim Beam legacy, wouldn’t be what it is today without her – and I couldn’t be more proud to call her Mom.
To all of the mothers out there, including my very own, here’s to you. And to all the women blazing trails and doin’ what they love – well, that’s the Beam way of doing things. We raise a glass to you this weekend and always.
Be good now,