Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 yo
Added on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 08:40 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $40 Availability: Better Stores
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The nose on this is very Beam with honey, berries and floral notes. The palate is also very solidly in the Beam wheelhouse, but the extra age shows its impact. It starts light and sweet like a regular Beam, but quickly gets some oak good oak notes. By late palate, the oak notes have grown a bit bitter, but there's enough sweetness in the finish to balance it out.

 

I'm not a Beam fan and have pretty low expectations of their new releases, but this is actually pretty decent, showing some balance and complexity, and a solid step up from the standard Beam line.

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