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Posted: 07/08/11 10:38 AM ET

It's no secret that Captain Morgan, Johnnie Walker and Jack Daniel actually existed. (For the record, they were a Welsh pirate, a Scottish grocer and an American distiller, respectively.) But there are a number of other familiar spirits that are also named for real people, and many of them have fascinating stories of their own.

Booker's Bourbon
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After playing football under legendary coach Bear Bryant at the University of Kentucky, Jim Beam’s grandson Frederick Booker Noe II joined the family business. In 1988, he introduced one of the world’s first premium bourbons and named it after himself. Booker’s Bourbon is aged between six and eight years and bottled uncut and unfiltered.
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