GO FROM BOURBON ENTHUSIAST TO BOURBON AFFICIANADO Looking to learn a little bit about bourbon? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At Jim Beam®, we’ve been making bourbon since 1795—only three years after Kentucky became our nation’s 15th state—which means we’ve had plenty of time to learn a thing or two about America’s Native Spirit. For starters, how to make a damn good bourbon, what makes bourbon different than whiskey and how to make an extra-tasty bourbon cocktail. Plus, seeing as how you can’t talk about bourbon history without mentioning the World’s #1 Bourbon, we happen to be an authority on that, too.