Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece
Jim Beam // Kentucky, USA
Jacob Beam sold his first barrel of whiskey in 1795. Today, Jim Beam is one of the most popular bourbon brands in America. Jim Beam considers the Masterpiece to be their best offering among their wide range of products. It’s created from hand-selected rare reserves that are all finished in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks
"The sherry finish creates a seductive guise for this whiskey. When you nose the glass it seems almost a stranger with notes of almond paste and brown sugar, but rye and wood sap are soon to follow. The same one-two trick is performed on the palate. At first it’s silky soft with warm notes of burnt sugar, molasses, and stewed fruits; however afterwards some freshly cut two-by-fours are dropped on your tongue and remind you this distillate is from US of A."