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Jim Beam Single Barrel

Jim Beam Single Barrel

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 47.5%
  • Age: NAS
  • Bottling: OB
  • Category: Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey
  • Cost: £36.75
  • Origin: Jim Beam distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared
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What they say

Every bottle of Jim Beam Single Barrel is unique and perfect in its own way—both in the distinct flavor and personality of the liquid itself and the wisdom of our master distiller printed on the back. It is an extraordinary bourbon experience that’s different each time you break open a new seal. 

In a way, barrels of bourbon are like snowflakes. No two are ever the same. Placement in our rack house, intensity of the seasons, length of aging—all of these factors affect a barrel’s unique flavors. And every once in a while, these factors come together to produce the perfect bourbon whiskey in one, single barrel—a blessing of circumstance that occurs in fewer than 1% of all barrels. It is these and only these that are hand selected by our expert distillers to become Jim Beam Single Barrel. Then, every bottle is individually labeled and hand numbered as a true testament to the unique flavor and profile of each batch. 

What I say

A single barrel edition from Jim Beam bottled at 95 proof.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber gold (12/20), medium tears and legs.
  • Nose: Sweet, tobbaconist or apothecary shoppe, spices, floral, orange zest, later caramel, Werthers originals, vanilla, cooked or baked apples.
  • Taste: Soft, buttery, caramel, toffee-coated popcorn, vanilla, cinnamon spice, hint of nutmeg, oak wood, more butter caramels (Werthers originals), butterscotch, spices build.
  • Finish: Medium long sweet and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Overall

Intriguing on the nose but rather too spiced on the palate for my liking, thankfully not overtly sweet.

Score 82/100

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