Top-Flight Tasting: Jim Beam

Discover the House Style of Kentucky’s Legendary Noe

    Introduced in 1795 by Jacob Beam as Old Jake Beam Sour Mash, by 1880 it was known as Old Tub, and in 1943 it finally took the name Jim Beam, after the company’s 3rd master distiller. Today, Fred Noe is Jim Beam’s the 7th generation master distiller (and his son Freddie the 8th), and the whisky likewise remains a consistent, family tradition.

    For your next progressive tasting, notice how, across the board, Jim Beam is a very full-bodied whisky. It’s typically heavy on the caramel notes yet balanced with an intense spiced oakiness. It’s always well-aged bourbon and rye, which makes it warm and inviting, perfect for neats pours, on ice, or in your favorite whisky cocktails.

Jim Beam® Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Medium-bodied with mellow hints of caramel and vanilla, the finish offer toasted and some sweetness.

Jim Beam® Bourbon Double Oak 
Aged in newly charred American white oak barrels before being switched to another freshly-charred white oak barrel to finish. The added interaction with the oak results in a liquid with an even deeper level of intense spiced oakiness and rich caramel.

Jim Beam® Rye
This pre-Prohibition style rye is bold and full-flavored, offering a peppery rye spiciness which gives way to vanilla and oak undertones. It’s warm and inviting.

Jim Beam® Black Extra-Aged
Spending 8 years in new, charred white oak barrels means this is full-bodied with smooth caramel and warm oak notes. Elegant and long, it’s meant to be sipped and savored.

Jim Beam® Bourbon Single Barrel
Our master distiller carefully selects each barrel by hand – less than one percent are chosen for Jim Beam Single Barrel – ensuring the highest quality. No two barrels are the same, and each is individually bottled, labeled and hand-numbered. Every bottle of Jim Beam Single Barrel bourbon represents individuality – not only with the distinct flavor and personality of the liquid itself, but also with its hand-written bottle labels and the distillers’ wisdom that’s printed on the back.

Jim Beam® Devil’s Cut Bourbon
Using a proprietary process that extracts the bourbon trapped in the barrel wood creates a whisky that has a deep char with a smoky backdrop. Full-bodied on the palate, it offers intense oak and vanilla notes, though its finish is smooth and lingering.

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