Beam's Eight Star is a blended whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky and Frankfort, Kentucky by Beam Inc., which is headquartered in the suburbs of Chicago, in Deerfield, IL. Beam's Eight Star is an 80-proof (40% alcohol by volume) mixture of 75% grain neutral spirits and 25% straight whiskey. It is inexpensive due to its high proportion of neutral spirits. Neutral grain spirits do not have to be aged like straight whiskey and can be mass produced at a much faster rate.
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