Our premium, 86-proof bourbon whiskey spends years longer being aged in our American White Oak barrels than our original Jim Beam. It's those extra years of aging that give Jim Beam Black its full-bodied flavor with notes of smooth caramel and warm oak. What do you do when awarded the International Wine & Spirits Competition's 2016 Bourbon Trophy? You don't change a thing. That's why Jim Beam Black is, and always will be, extra-aged to taste and bottled only when it's just right. The result is a full-bodied bourbon with an extra level of elegance and refinement that's meant to be sipped and savored. And of course, just like its younger brother, our original Jim Beam®, it's best when shared with others.
Opening nosings detect sweet notes of light caramel, toffee and yellow fruit; aeration stimulates baked, dry aromas of tobacco leaf, oak resin and breakfast cereal. Palate entry is firm, semisweet and mildly grainy; by midpalate, there's a slight oiliness to the texture that I like while the taste becomes narrowly focused on the grain/wood interplay. Finishes elegantly, emitting more dry than sweet flavors of toasted grain and oak.