Jim Beam http://wfpl.org en Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/soon-be-big-japan-jim-beams-roots-stay-kentucky In a $16 billion deal this week, Japanese beverage giant Suntory announced it plans to purchase Beam Inc., the maker of Jim Beam bourbon and the owner of other popular bourbon brands like Maker's Mark.<p>Those and most other bourbons are made in Kentucky, and the deal has some hoping the drink's growth in the global market won't come at the expense of its uniquely Kentucky heritage.<p>For more than a century, Suntory has been in the beer and spirits industry in Japan, but what many Americans think of when they hear the name is the scene from the 2003 film <em>Lost in Translation</em>, in which Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:00:59 +0000 Rick Howlett 8244 at http://wfpl.org Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky Distillers Help Fund UK, U of L Alcohol Awareness Programs http://wfpl.org/post/distillers-help-fund-uk-u-l-alcohol-awareness-programs <p>Alcohol awareness programs at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville will continue to receive financial support&nbsp; from two Kentucky distilleries.&nbsp; Jim Beam and Brown-Forman are giving a combined $600,000 to the schools to bolster efforts to combat underage and binge drinking across the Commonwealth.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 18:42:32 +0000 Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio 1245 at http://wfpl.org Distillers Help Fund UK, U of L Alcohol Awareness Programs