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Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame®

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.


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2018
Freddie Johnson
Dr. Pearse Lyons
Max L. Shapira - Lifetime Achievement Award
Matthew J. Shattock

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2017
Chris Morris
T. William (Bill) Samuels, Jr. – Lifetime Achievement Award
Harry J. Shapira
Jerry Summers


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
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2013
Frederick Booker Noe III
Tom Blincoe


2012
Issac Wolfe Bernheim


2011
Al Young
David Hobbs


2010

Ronnie Eddins
Charles Beam
Eddie Russell


2009
David M. Beam
John Henry “Jack” Beam
Tom Bulleit
Charles K. Cowdery
Frank M. Dailey
Mary Jane Dickerson
Edward S. Monohan III
President William Howard Taft

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 R. Gayheart
Jim Murray
Steve Nally
Kenny Rapier



2006

Carl Beam
William F. Friel
Michael R. Veach
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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. Ripy, 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, Jr.







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