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This is a 1953 magazine advertisement for Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in the pin-bottle made by James B. Beam Distillery Co., Clermont, Kentucky. --- Jim Beam is a brand of bourbon whiskey that is currently one of the best selling brands of bourbon in the world. Since 1795 (interrupted by Prohibition), seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the company that produces the brand, which was given the name "Jim Beam" in 1933 in honor of James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business after Prohibition ended. The Jim Beam Bourbon brand is now owned and produced by Beam Inc. which is a company formed in 2011 from part of the holding company formerly known as Fortune Brands. Beam is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. The Beam / Noe family that founded the business is still involved in the company. The company produces several varieties of bourbon and other spirits as well as food products that include bourbon as an ingredient. Some other bourbon brands associated with Jim Beam through ownership by Beam, Inc. include Old Crow, Old Grand-Dad, Old Overholt, and Makers mark.