The research activities at the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits are designed to address tangible needs of Kentucky’s spirits industry.

The unique milieu of the Institute fosters multidisciplinary collaboration with the capacity to address current and future challenges facing the spirits industry. Experts from disparate fields such as engineering, chemistry, business, law, horticulture, forestry, food science, and entomology are drawn together with the common goal of maintaining the welfare, prosperity and sustainability of Kentucky’s spirits industry for generations to come.

The Beam Institute constitutes a single point of contact for industry professionals to access information, and institute researchers are available to the industry for research and development, third party testing and long-term experimental systems.