Jim Beam Signature Craft Brown Rice Bourbon 11 Year
Jim Beam // Kentucky, USA
Distilled as a series of experiments in 2003, Beam's Harvest Bourbon Collection is a chance for the bourbon behemoth (who blazed a trail with their Small Batch collection) to experiment with grain the same way smaller craft distillers do. As the label tells, this entry in the series uses brown rice as one of its grains, alongside traditional corn and barley, and has been aged for 11 years. Please note these are only sold in 375 ml sized bottles.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"An exceptionally pleasant nose full of brown sugar, toasted marshmallow, dark fruit, and honey. The taste boasts caramel and oak, candied walnuts, plums, and even an odd but not unwelcome tartness. It's rich and oily, and there's spicy wood and caramel on the finish, which is warm and medium-length. "