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Jim Beam
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Entrepreneur
    (1864-1947)
    Full name was Col. James Beauregard Beam
    Took over his father's Clear Springs Distillery located in Nelson County, Kentucky
    Incorporated the James B. Beam Distilling Company (August 14, 1934)
    Distilled Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
    He left his family's distillery to grow citrus in Florida.
    He took his great-grandfather's business and named it after himself.
    He used to carry his yeast home with him on the weekends, so that nobody could steal it.
    His nicknames were 'Mr. Jim' and 'Big B.'
    For 14 years, Kentucky instated a prohibition, forcing his distillery to shut down (1919-1933).
    He achieved great success rebuilding his company during the Great Depression.
    His whiskey was influential in the U.S. Congress's decision to declare bourbon 'America's Native Spirit.'
    His brand is one of the most recognizable in the bourbon industry.
    He was a Colonel.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 21.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 72 Votes: 48.61% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 85 Votes: 43.53% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 133 Votes: 45.11% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 273 Votes: 42.12% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 234 Votes: 45.30% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 461 Votes: 43.38% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 470 Votes: 42.77% Annoying
 
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