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James B Beam Institute

James B Beam Institute University of Kentucky

The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits at the University of Kentucky is the bourbon industry’s research and development vehicle. The Beam Institute offers multidisciplinary research strengths to ensure sustained competitiveness of Kentucky’s spirits industry and its supply chain. A further commitment is to develop the state’s workforce and provide opportunities for economic growth via process efficiency and outreach. In creating exceptional teaching, research and outreach programs, the Beam Institute is a leader for Kentucky’s spirits industry from farm to product.


The James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits ensures the welfare and prosperity of Kentucky’s spirits industry. Through teaching, research and outreach, the Institute promotes economic sustainability, environmental stewardship and responsible consumption.


In creating a platform for research, education and outreach, the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits Institute will serve the spirits industry in Kentucky and help grow the state’s economy. Through these actions, the institute intensifies the shared values of the University of Kentucky and Beam Suntory.