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I've been meaning to write about one of my favorite mixing bourbons. I think Jim Beam Devil's Cut is the perfect cocktail bourbon. Is it blasphemous to some to ruin a perfectly good bourbon by adding a splash of coke, sour, or bitters? With Devil's Cut I think not. Much like making a margarita out of tequilla with strong flavors, Devil's Cut reminds the cocktail drinker that they are indeed having a bourbon cocktail.
Dilution smooths out the rough edges of this bourbon, but preserves the wood, vanilla, and sweet characteristics that define bourbon as a whole. In a cocktail, Devil's cut holds unholy dominion over its fallen competition. I'll take it over Knob, Jack, Makers, turkey, ect, ect.
Devil's cut in my opinion is a necessary addition to every bar. I sip it on ice with a splash of coke and a squeeze of lime. Give the Devil his due.