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In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, photo, Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bottles line the counter at the Jim Beam visitors’ center at Clermont, Ky. The bourbon brands will be acquired by Japanese-based Suntory Holdings Ltd. as part of its planned $13.6 billion acquisition of Beam Inc. Whiskey insiders say Kentucky bourbon still ranks as authentically American, even when some of its distillers answer to foreign companies. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

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