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Jim Beam Black Label

A Solid Surprise

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jReview by @jmc

20th Jan 2013


Jim Beam Black Label
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I had somewhat low expectations considering my experiences with Jim Beam white label, so I purchased a 50ml sample bottle to test this out. Drank neat in a whiskey glass.

After tasting I have to say that I was completely surprised by how good this really was. It really surpassed anything I had expected. Woody, sweet caramel in the nose, and smooth and spicy going down. I picked up notes of creamy vanilla and charred oak, with an ever sweeter but peppery finish.

I am even more suprised by the great price - I have seen a 750ml bottle going for about $18 USD, which is almost half of the price I've seen for similar Bourbons. This is something I will go to again, and was a very pleasant surprise.

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Elapid commented

Strong finish in the Kentucky tradition. This one seems to be be blue collar Bourbon. This is what Bourbon should be.

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