Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed December 7, 2020 (edited December 26, 2020)
Being a Jim Beam fan, as far as Knob Creek, Baker’s and Booker’s goes, and being a fan of finished scotch and Japanese whiskies, I thought this would be a fun one to try. Here we go. The nose has a classic Jim Beam nuttiness to it (roasted peanuts) with sweet vanilla custard, sweet dried cherries, light black pepper, slightly perfumery and some definite oak influence. The palate is sweet and medium syrupy bodied with sweet vanilla, a distinct nuttiness, cherry candy, pepper spice on the back of the palate, and oak. The finish is long and has an initial nutty and spicy kick and then quickly fades into vanilla cake with artificial cherry and oak. Interesting product. I was hoping for a little more wine and sherry cask influence, but mainly got an artificial cherry note out of it, which I don’t mind, just expected a little more. I will say though, the blender did a great job filing off the edges of a typical Jim beam product. Not bad at all.
37.0 USD per Bottle