Jim Beam was founded in 1795 and has been operated by one family for seven generations. We’ve always created bourbon our way, aging it twice as long as the law requires. That’s how we Make History® every day. Elegant. Smooth. Refined. That’s what 4 years of aging in new charred oak barrels does to our bourbon. Every drop is worth the effort and we love the idea of sticking to our great-great-grandfather’s recipe. Seriously.