Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey
After settling in Kentucky, Beam began harvesting corn and set forth a family tradition by distilling the excess grains he harvested into whiskey. Since then, seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the eponymous company (the company is actually named after James Beam, who rescued it following Prohibition). Today, Fred Noe — a seventh generation master distiller and the great grandson of Colonel James B. Beam — shepherds his familylegacy forward.
Jim Beam Distiller’s Masterpiece is Fred Noe’s magnum opus. After hand-selecting extra-aged bourbons that were aging in the optimal positions of his rickhouse, Noe finished the bourbon in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks. The sherry casks contributed unique notes of plums, dates, dark fruits and cherries to the bourbon, which complement its subtle touches of dark leather, moist tobacco, chocolate and coffee.
Packaged in a luxury wooden case and bottled at 100 proof, “this bourbon expression from Jim Beam is the most exclusive, highest quality offering within the family” says Noe.
Aroma of dark, rich fruits, including plums, cherries, and raspberries. Notes of chewy leather, moist tobacco, coffee and dark chocolate on the palate. Bold, slightly sweet finish.