Category: Straight Bourbon whiskey
Product of: United States
Jim Beam Black is aged for a minimum of six years in new charred American oak barrels. Sadly Jim Beam Black follows the trend of more commercial bourbons by being bottled below the benchmark 45% alc./vol.. Read more
Sampled on 01/07/2012
Clear, golden amber.
Honeyed nose of well cooked toast spread with charred corn and tobacco with faint aromas of mashed ripe banana.
Spicy palate with vanilla oak, caramel, gingerbread and spicy mocca coffee.
Long grain rich finish with cracked black pepper and dry spicy oak.
(I was unable to try 8 year old and new 6 year old Blacks alongside each other but judging from my tasting notes I prefer this new younger model.)
Barcode UPC: 5010196091534
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap