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JIM BEAM® "WELCOME SESSIONS" BRINGS MUSIC FANS CLOSER TOGETHER

THROUGH ONE-OF-A-KIND LIVE EXPERIENCES AND MUSE PARTNERSHIP - WITH THE FANS AT CENTER STAGE


At a Time When the Sense of Belonging is More Important than Ever, World's #1 Bourbon Partners with Internationally Renowned Rock Band Muse and Regional Artists to Celebrate the Power of Live Music to Bring People Together


Jim Beam® Bourbon has long celebrated the belief that you only truly feel connected when belonging to a community – a sentiment rooted in the brand's two-century history of bringing people together. Today the world's #1 bourbon announces the global launch of "Welcome Sessions," a 360-degree music campaign designed to connect fans and celebrate the unrivalled power of live music in creating strong communities. The program will be brought to life throughout the summer, featuring live events, an exclusive content series and a first-ever Welcome Sessions Live concert, at Jim Beam's Kentucky Distillery.



Global Muse Partnership


As part of Jim Beam's mission to inspire the sense of belonging in others, the brand will be spotlighting the reunion of fan communities and their favorite artists, told through the lens of a headline partnership with internationally renowned rock band Muse, bringing music and bourbon fans together. This exciting partnership will offer live experiences throughout the band's summer festival run and culminate with a first-ever intimate Welcome Session live performance at Jim Beam's Distillery, the James B. Beam Distilling Co., in Clermont, Ky. The global campaign also features the premiere of a branded documentary series which captures untold stories of the band's career journey alongside its community of fans.

[Veronique Mura, Global Brand Vice President], Jim Beam, said: "As a brand that has brought people together over bourbon for centuries, we recognize the power of music to connect and inspire. As music fans emerge into this new world, their need to reconnect and reunite with the communities around them is greater than ever. With the latest evolution of our Welcome Sessions campaign, we're excited to double-down on our promise to music fans to create unique shared experiences that bring us closer together."

Matt Bellamy, Muse's lead vocalist and guitarist, said: "Having a sense of community unites all of us. Our band emerged thanks to the music teachers who taught us to play, the studio that gave us our first break, and the live performances at The Cavern Club all those years ago. Without the ongoing support of our community, we wouldn't be here today. After nearly four years away, it's brilliant to partner with Jim Beam to reconnect with our fans and celebrate our shared love of music through Welcome Sessions."

The Jim Beam Welcome Sessions campaign kicked off last month with a uniquely intimate Muse hometown concert at The Cavern Club in Exeter, England, hosting the band's loyal community of fans and friends. Jim Beam's program launched in select global regions last year with the release of a digital series featuring artist partners Jack Garratt, Fontaines DC, Jose Gonzalez and Wolf Alice performing at their first stages.

Exclusive Docuseries

In addition to hosting Welcome Sessions with artists in markets across the globe, Jim Beam will hit the road on Muse's European festival run, capturing documentary footage of the band's interactions with their fan community. The documentary series will premiere on Jim Beam's official YouTube channel and Rolling Stone on May 23 with new episodes released every month.

Welcoming Fans to Jim Beam's Backyard

Jim Beam will also invite Muse to perform live in their Kentucky backyard on October 8. Select fans will have the opportunity to visit Kentucky for a two-day, immersive experience featuring a bourbon distillery tour and exclusive one-of-a-kind live Muse set.

For more information on Jim Beam and the Welcome Sessions, visit www.jimbeam.com, Jim Beam's official YouTube channel, @JimBeam and @jimbeamofficial.

About Jim Beam® Bourbon

Jim Beam is the world's best-selling bourbon, crafted by seven generations of family distillers since 1795. Fred Noe, Jim Beam's 7th Generation Master Distiller, has stayed true to the family recipe that's been passed down through generations. The Jim Beam portfolio of products includes Jim Beam Bourbon, Jim Beam Black, Jim Beam Double Oak, Jim Beam Devil's Cut and Jim Beam Rye among other offerings.

About Beam Suntory Inc.

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including the iconic Jim Beam® and Maker's Mark® bourbon brands and Courvoisier® cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Basil Hayden®, Knob Creek®, and Legent™ bourbon; Yamazaki®, Hakushu®, Hibiki® and Toki™ Japanese whisky; Teacher's, Laphroaig® and Bowmore® Scotch whisky; Canadian Club® whisky; Hornitos® and Sauza® tequila; EFFEN®, Haku® and Pinnacle® vodka; Sipsmith® and Roku™ gin; and On The Rocks Premium Cocktails.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good, which now includes its transformative sustainability strategy, Proof Positive. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.

About Muse

Muse is Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme. Their last album, Simulation Theory, debuted at #1 and marked the band's sixth straight album to debut in the U.K top spot. Their previous studio album, Drones, went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, the band's second, in February 2016. Since forming in 1994, Muse have released eight studio albums, selling over 20 million albums worldwide.

Widely recognized as one of the best live bands in the world, Muse have won numerous music awards including two Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, five MTV Europe Music Awards, two Brit Awards, eleven NME Awards and seven Q Awards, amongst others. The band is currently working on more new music.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE https://www.muse.mu/

EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES CAN BE FOUND HERE https://www.muse.mu/tour

Drink Smart® Jim Beam® Original Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, alc. 40% vol. ©2022 James B. Beam Distilling Co., Clermont, KY All trademarks are the property of their respective owners

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