With a background in food service and a lifetime love of food, Nichola Hines enjoys sharing her dining experiences with readers of her food blog, “A Dining Diva.” Recently, the Diva hosted a Bourbon Tasting experience in partnership with Jim Beam Distillery with inspired noshes prepared by Chef Joe Marshall. Each of the 4-courses were paired with sips from the Jim Beam family of whiskeys ranging from on the rocks, cocktails or straight.
A Jim Beam Bourbon ambassador was on hand to educated guests on the history of bourbon peppered with interesting facts. For instance, there are more barrels of whiskey aging in Kentucky than there are residents of the state. Jim Beam is one of the best-selling brands of bourbon in the world. Since 1795 (except during Prohibition,) seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production. The named the brand "Jim Beam" in 1933 in honor of James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business after Prohibition ended.