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Jim Beam Rye

Charred much?

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DReview by @DramWhisky

6th Oct 2011

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The nose is full of lovely spices, with deep and powerful wood aromas. The taste though is overly sweet with only mild bamboo notes in the taste. The finish though is overwhelmingly full of burnt grains.

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4 comments

@Wodha
Wodha commented

I like the Jim Beam Rye quite a bit. It's a real bargain.

9 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Wodha, yes,Jim Beam Rye is quite a bargain, as are Old Overholt (also Beam produced) and Pikesville Supreme (Heaven Hill). Over here in traditional Rye distilling country none of these costs as much as $ 11.

9 years ago 0

boardsy commented

Can this be treat as a sipping whisky? I have often looked at this and wondered if it would what it would be like as it is a relatively good price in the UK too, when you can find it that is.

9 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Jim Beam Yellow Label Rye is a little dilute at 40% ABV, so you can find a lot more rye intensity in the less diluted rye whiskeys. It was more fiery in flavour in the 2008 release than in 2010, but it is still sippable. I loved it from 2008, but it is still enjoyable now. This from an unabashed rye whiskey aficionado. This was the first rye that I tried, and it turned me towards that rye spicy flavour profile as my number one preferred set of flavours. It will be interesting to see whether the fall 2011 release goes back to its more intense self. Jim Murray will probably comment on that in his 2012 Whisky Bible.

9 years ago 0

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