jim beam

Alc. 40%

Bottle:

Tall square prism decanter. Very busy. Has a lot to read and a large red wax label decal on the bottle front. Seems they need more bottle rather than less text.

Nose:

Lilacs, juicy fruit, red licorice, cocoa dusting.

Palate:

Sour, malty, beery and vegetal. Some pineapple, foamy banana. hot and spicy throughout, smoothing out to a chocolatey finish. Vanilla packed ride.

Please note:

The bohm family had emigrated from germany to Kentucky and started distilling whiskey under the moniker old jake beam in 1795.

The family had always kept distilling in the family, and after prohibition ended in 1933 the beam family once again built a distillery in Clermont. Although this time the distillery was under the name of fourth generation distillery manager james beam and the bourbon would be named jim beam.

The beam family also plays an integral part of the heaven hill distillery, as it is founded and run by beam family members.

In 2011 jim beam separated from fortune brands and became its own conglomerate project called beam, inc. which held names like Canadian club, Alberta premium as well as the higher end of the beam bourbons. in 2014 beam inc was purchased for the tidy sum of $16 billion by Japanese owned drinks giant Suntory to create the beamsuntory family.

Overall:

A mixing bourbon purchased mainly for brand loyalty. Jim beam white label carries an uncompromised consistency, but there are much better in this stable.

Score: 83

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