Jim Beam Signature Craft Triticale Bourbon 11 Year
Jim Beam // Kentucky, USA
This is one half of the final Jim Beam Signature Craft release, which included six different bourbons in three two-bourbon batches. Each of the six highlighted the incorporation of an unusual grain in the bourbon realm. Here, Jim Beam and master distiller Fred Noe deserve credit for turning to triticale, a hybrid grain of rye and wheat. While several experimental craft distillers have turned to triticale in recent years, Beam did so over a decade ago for this release which has been aged for 11 years. Note: This is sold in 375ml bottles only.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The nose is enticingly sweet, with vanilla and cocoa. Immediate impressions on the palate are far drier, with oak and spicy notes, nutmeg and pepper. A warm finish brings the sweetness back with a rich chocolate at the forefront, followed by fainter notes of oak, cinnamon, pepper and toffee. The palate and finish complement each other well, rounding out two distinct portions of the tasting experience into a grander whole. Add ice and find more consistency from start to finish, with dominant notes of dry oak and cocoa working in unison. "