bourbon http://wrkf.org en Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky http://wrkf.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 08:04:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 21293 at http://wrkf.org Soon To Be Big In Japan, Jim Beam's Roots To Stay In Kentucky Make The Punch Bowl Your Holiday Party Centerpiece http://wrkf.org/post/make-punch-bowl-your-holiday-party-centerpiece-0 <p></p><p>Renee Montagne talks to Julia Reed, a contributor to the southern-lifestyle magazine Garden &amp; Gun about how to keep spirits up at your holiday party by putting the right stuff in your punch bowl.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:06:07 +0000 Editor 19682 at http://wrkf.org Make The Punch Bowl Your Holiday Party Centerpiece