At Heaven Hill, Bourbon's Still in the Family
Bourbon aficionados from all over the world are in Bardstown, Ky., this weekend. They've come for the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and a chance to sample their favorite spirits.
Bardstown is home to the Heaven Hill distillery and master distiller Parker Beam. A descendant of Col. James Beauregard Beam -- yes, the Jim Beam -- the 63-year-old Parker Beam has been making whiskey for decades, and can trace his family's whiskey-making roots for generations.
Heaven Hill is the only remaining family owned distillery in Kentucky, a state with more than 200 years of bourbon-making history.
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