2012...A look back at some of the top stories, issues: Stillhouse at Beam unveiled

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            October was the unveiling of the state-of-the-art new visitor experience at Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont.

            The multi-million facility is the focal point of visitors at the family distillery.

            The opening of the American Stillhouse was also the beginning of tours of the distillery in operation.

            Free, self-guided tours are available, as well as some paid tours with the behind-the-scene knowledge of Beam staff members.

            The newest tourist attraction is expected to bring well over 200,000 guests to the community each year.

            It is also the start of the  Bourbon Trail and Highway 245 is slated for beautification work thanks to state funding.