The Legend of Jesse James

image descriptionJesse Woodson James was born September 5th, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri. Arguably one of the most popular outlaws in American history, Jesse James has been romanticized in countless movies, dime store novels and song lyrics as a rebel. Although the historic perspective on his notorious past continues to change and evolve as new generations discover this most notorious reconstruction era outlaw there's no denying his name serves as an emblem of American rebellion.

Young, dashing and dangerous, James became a legend following the Civil War robbing banks and trains and speaking out against the government. His betrayal and murder by members of his own gang at the age of 35 cemented his legend and while his actions during a time of great upheaval in our young country remain controversial in the annals of history, from a folklore perspective his name is recognized as a symbol of the tenacious and rebellious spirit that is uniquely American, making it the perfect moniker for the uniquely American Spirit that is Jesse James American Outlaw Bourbon.

Jesse James Dupree

It should come as no surprise that one of the hardest working frontmen in rock and roll (multi-platinum selling Jackyl) is as active behind the scenes as he is onstage. Jesse James Dupree and his multi faceted entertainment company, Mighty Loud Entertainment, has created and Executive Produced the smash TruTV series Full Throttle Saloon, acts as general manager for Kiefer Sutherland's entertainment company, Ironworks, as well as runs an imprint label of his own as a part of the Universal Music system. Now Dupree is moving into the world of spirits after a successful launch of Jesse James America's Outlaw Beer in major midwest markets, whose major challenge thus far has been to keep up with the demand resulting from an unconditionally enthusiastic welcome from the beer-drinking public. "I have personally been responsible for millions of gallons of beer and whiskey that have been consumed over the years. It should have all been Jesse James Beer and Whiskey and from here on out, it will be! I may be the driving force that makes Jesse James Whiskey available, but it belongs to and is a salute to all of us outlaws who bust our knuckles 40 or 50 hours a week, and like to do things loud, proud hard, and honest."