Jim Beam Devil's Cut
Jim Beam // Kentucky, USA
Whiskey drinkers have likely heard about the Angel's Share--the amount of liquid that evaporates while aging in a barrel. Well, Jim Beam have termed the liquid that remains in the barrels after they've been dumped as the Devil's Cut. This liquid which was trapped in the wood staves have been extracted and then aged a bit more in new barrels. It is then blended with 6 year old bourbon.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"On first passing, the aroma is full of toasted wood and barrel spices, but as you dig a bit deeper, you will get a more youthful and corn filled aroma. Honeycomb also comes to mind. The char smoke comes through on the palate along with cinnamon red hots, but the heat and smoke are tamed just a little with a caramel profile. The whiskey is interesting from a technical standpoint, but don't really feel it is necessary for your whiskey cabinet. "