JIM BEAM DISTILLERY
JRA Architects worked under a design-build delivery method to develop several
site improvements for Jim Beam’s Homeplace Distillery in Clermont, Kentucky.
JRA worked to incorporate new features added to the buildings on-site to
facilitate a more visitor-friendly production tour and experience. A new JRAdesigned
addition attached to the main fermenting building starts the tour
and supports the narrative of making bourbon. Inside the addition, visitor’s are
exposed to Jim Beam’s experiential and developmental distilling processes and
learn the process of making bourbon from water to distilled spirit. Continuing
on the tour leads visitors to new JRA-designed small-batch barrel filling and
dumping operations where visitors are invited to be part of the process. The tour
then continues to provide visitors with a hands-on single-barrel bourbon packing
operation as well as the larger scale bottling operation. When complete the
new Jim Beam production Tour will be the highlight of Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail.