Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon Whiskey
Today, Jim Beam®, the world’s No. 1 bourbon, announces the release of Jim Beam® Double Oak, an exceptional and perfectly balanced Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in oak that is twice barreled to create richer and woodier flavors than other whiskies.
Aged four years while sitting in freshly charred, new American oak barrels, Jim Beam Double Oak is then transferred to newly charred American oak barrels and aged to taste. The second barreling allows the liquid to develop an even deeper level of intense spiced oakiness and rich caramel, creating a unique bourbon encounter.
Appearance: Fairly dark and murky, the secondary aging is evident, given the relatively low age and proof.
Aroma: Heavy oak is the first, second, and third thing to hit the nose, but there are plenty of other scents as well. There is vanilla and caramel, along with brown sugar. Very rich.
Taste: Initially, intense sweet flavors like brown sugar and molasses hit the palate and meld into a woody oak on the mid tongue. Strong spice and cinnamon follow up as the oak flavors intensify.
Finish: Very long, with the oak continuing to assert itself along with cinnamon and spice.
Proof 86 (43% ABV)