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Kentucky Bourbon Festival hall of fame members

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. Below is a list of past Hall of Fame Members.

Fredrick Booker Noe III
Tom Blincoe



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

Ronnie Eddins
Eddie Russell
Charles L Beam

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

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

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

Carl Beam
William F. Friel
Michael R. Veach

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


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

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

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

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

participating bourbons

Barton Brands of Kentucky
Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Bulleit Distilling Company
Four Roses Distillery, LLC
Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.
Jim Beam
Maker’s Mark Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Woodford Reserve Distillery

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