Jim Beam Signature Craft Quarter Cask Finish
Jim Beam // Kentucky, USA
The third addition to the Beam Signature Craft line released September 2014, the Quarter Cask Finish starts with Kentucky straight bourbon aged from five to six years. That is blended with bourbon that was aged in quarter-sized ex-sherry and ex-bourbon barrels for four to six years. Taking a cue from Laphroaig Quarter Cask (also owned by Beam Suntory), the quarter cask is made by taking apart standard-size barrels, removing most of the staves, and reforming the barrels into casks one-quarter the size of the original barrel. The intention is to increase surface contact between the wood and the aging spirit. Bottled at 43% ABV.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak, Ex-Bourbon, and Ex-Sherry