KENTUCKY BOURBON HALL OF FAME

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Each distillery plus the Kentucky Bourbon Festival may nominate candidates for induction into the Hall of Fame annually. The nominees are submitted to the Kentucky Distillers Association for selection. The successful candidates for induction have spent many years working in distillery operations or promoting Bourbon in the worldwide arena.

Listed below is a current list of all Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Inductees:

2016
Jimmy Russell – Lifetime Achievement Award
Barry Becton
John Rhea
William M. Street
Joy Perrine

2015
Parker Beam – Lifetime Achievement Award
Owsley Brown II
Kathleen Dibenedetto
Wendell Ford
Donna Nally

2014
Margie Samuels

2013
Fredrick Booker Noe III
Tom Blincoe

2012
Issac Wolfe Bernheim

2011
Al Young, Four Roses Distillery, LLC
David Hobbs, Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.

2010
Ronnie Eddins
Eddie Russell
Charles L Beam
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2009
David M. Beam
John Henry “Jack” Beam
Tom Bulleit
Charles K. Cowdery
Frank M. Dailey
Mary Jane Dickerson
Edward S. Monohan III

2008
Thomas J. Flocco
Owsley Brown
Brad Boswell
Edwin S. Foote
Jimmy Wickham
Evan Williams
Rita Lynn Greenwell

2007
Edward Baker Beam
Tom Moore
Gary Gayheart
Jim Murray
Steve Nally
Kenny Rapier

2006
Carl Beam
William F. Friel
Michael R. Veach

2005
T. Jeremiah Beam
Col. Albert Bacon Blanton
Dale DeGroff
Pamela Wood Gover
John Hansell
Damian Riley-Smith
Elmore Sherman Family

2004
Charles R. DeSpain
Albert G. Geiser
Dixie P. Hibbs
Thomas R. McCarthy
H. Edward O’Daniel Jr.
Gary Regan
Gene Snyder

2003
Earl Beam
John Boswell
Sam K. Cecil
Paul Jones, Jr.
F. Paul Pacult
Ernest W. Ripey, Jr.
C. Orville Schupp

2002
Colonel James B. Beam
George Garvin Brown
Oscar Getz
Ova O. Haney
Sylvester Ribaudo
T. William Samuels, Sr.
Gary, George, David, Ed and Mose Shapira
George T. Stagg
Colonel Frank B. Thompson
Julian P. “Pappy” Van Winkle

2001
Parker Beam
Frederick Booker Noe, Jr.
Lincoln Wesley Henderson
Elmer T. Lee
Fred McMillen
Jim Rutledge
Jimmy Russell
Bill Samuels

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