We have a few instruments in our store that might be worth taking a look at. But we thought it might be fun to mention our Jim Beam collection! After all, consider this quote from Eddie Condon:
While your strolling the streets and enjoying the Jazz Festival, drop in and see what we might have in our ‘collection of collections.’ For instance, our Jim Beam collectibles might be of interest.
From the 1980 JIM BEAM Vintage Decanter Fox on a Dolphin South Florida Club Regal China to the Clown Fox Paperweight Figurine Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 1980 Regal China and more, you just might find the perfect collectible.
Do enjoy our First Friday and our 3-day Jazz & Blues Festival. Between the exciting performances and films, be sure to stop into Bahoukas Antique Mall & Beer MuZeum. You bet, we’ll be watchin’ for ya!
In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”. Today, bourbon is recognized around the world as America’s native spirit, led by Jim Beam®, the world’s No. 1 bourbon.
Jim Beam decanters and ‘go-withs’ are great collectibles. Most of these pieces have specific histories.
Left is the Clown Fox Paperweight Figurine Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey 1980 Regal China
Fox Hunt Jim Beam 11th Annual Convention Las Vegas,NV 1981 Die Dice Regal China
1980 JIM BEAM Vintage Decanter Fox on a Dolphin South Florida Club Regal China
Vintage Cherry Valley Jim Beam Specialty Club 1979 Fox Girl Bottle 8″ Tall Happy Birthday Regal China
Rare Vintage 1980 Jim Beam Convention Sailor Fox Bottle 7″ Tall Regal China
Did you know that just because it’s ‘whiskey’, doesn’t make it ‘bourbon?’
Bourbon is kind of like whiskey’s “sweet spot.” Because corn is a sweet grain, the more corn, the sweeter the whiskey—and bourbon needs to be at least 51% corn.
In 1964, under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Congress declared bourbon “America’s native spirit”.
The only thing that can be added to bourbon is water (and only to bring it down to proof).
By law, bourbon must be aged in NEW charred oak barrels.
It can’t say “bourbon” on the label if it’s not distilled and aged in the United States. It can’t be “Kentucky Straight Bourbon” unless it’s distilled and aged in Kentucky for at least 2 years. And it can’t say Jim Beam® unless it’s been made by seven generations of one family.
Check out their website for an interesting family business of seven generations. Beautiful story and some really remarkably beautiful decanters and ‘go-withs.’
Yep, stop by Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum for more fascinating Jim Beam collectibles. We’ll be watchin’ for ya.