The backstory behind this bottling is that Master Distiller Fred Noe uses a ’barrel sweating’ technique to coax out Bourbon that has soaked into barrels during aging; that extract then is combined with newer whiskey. The end result is a lean and austere Bourbon, with brisk espresso, black tea and fig flavors highlighted by black pepper and clove. Seems made for mixing.
Soft aromas of orange zest, banana, cinnamon and a suggestion of honeysuckle. A rush of dried stone fruits, brown sugar and cherry accompany a surprisingly smoky character. A lengthy finish, quite smooth, with orange zest making an appearance once again.
American as apple pie and a testament to quality, tradition and passion, Jim Beam is the best-selling brand of bourbon in the world. Seven generations of craftsmanship go into every bottle, along with corn, rye, barley malt, water, time and pride.
Jim Beam is the flagship product of the Jim Beamdistillery, founded in 1795, and family operated for seven generations. It was given the name "Jim Beam" in 1933 after Colonel James B. Beam, who rebuilt the business following Prohibition. When you take a sip, you're savoring a bourbon that has been produced essentially the same way by the same family for more than 200 years. Isn't it good to know some things never go out of style?