Added on Saturday, Aug 2, 2008 at 09:59 PM
  Bottler: Jim Beam
  Age: 7 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 53.50 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $40 Availability: Wide
Batch B-90-001
Member Ratings and Notes
A completely average bourbon, I couldn't find anything distinctly interesting in it, but it's full flavored (even if that flavor is nothing special) and that brought it up from a C. 
Nose is classically bourbon, mild.  Palate -- agreeable, mild, bourbony bourbon.  Finishes well, and long, although the very tail is all heat. 

N: A light sweetness with a good hearty dose of wood, some caramel and a touch of vanilla. Familiar Beam sugary notes come through after a minute. Gets a bit thin and slightly peppery. Softens with a bit of time in the glass. 


P: A little cinnamon up front, some heat on the lips. Lots of caramel, some wood, a very little bit of dried orange. Slightly leathery with a hint of tobacco. 


F: A little kick of black cherries upfront, some vanilla behind and a little light pepper. 


This drinks a little hotter than it should, but it's one of the best Beam products I've had. Nice caramel body.  


Retasted this in 2013 and it's much better than I recall.  The nose has really nice rich oak notes with bubblegum and peanuts (like a day at the circus). The palate has savory oak notes and wood spice; it's slightly minty and quite complex. The finish has dry oak on the nose and sweet toffee on the palate.  Maybe this was just a great bottle or maybe they've improved it.  We'll see.



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