It's hard for me not to feel some nostalgia when drinking Jim Beam. My dad was a Beam man, and my very first taste of bourbon was as a high schooler when I'd run drinks for him and my Mema as they'd sit out on the porch for happy hour. I, of course, had to ensure that their long drinks were up to par. Stories aside, I was intrigued to see a Beam offering that's both Bottled in Bong *and* non-chill filtered. For one of the true giants in the whiskey world to put out a product line without chill filtration to guarantee a certain consistency...it makes an impression as they ostensibly pay homage to how things used to be in the old days before Jim Beam was a global brand. And that impression is...pretty decent, all things considered. This is the Beam house profile dialed up a notch thanks to the higher proof and lack of chill filtration - peanut brittle, caramel corn, vanilla, a little bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and white pepper. The mouthfeel is round and oily (for me, in a good way), with a medium length finish. It's not fancy, it's not terribly complex, it's not going to change your life...but it is as good a $25 bourbon as you're going to find, and frankly, I've paid more for bottles I've enjoyed less.