Jim Beam Black is a premium bourbon with a more flavorful character, made to be sipped and savored. Aged years longer than original Jim Beam, Jim Beam Black has full-bodied flavor with smooth caramel and warm oak notes. This extra-aged bourbon has a balanced, rich and flavorful character with a deep mix of oak, cinnamon and vanilla aromas. On the rocks or neat, this is a bourbon to savor on its own. Jim Beam's extra aging process creates an elegant, smooth, and refined whiskey that pleases with every sip. After seven generations and 30 family members of master distillers, the Jim Beam family tradition continues today.
Opening nosings detect sweet notes of light caramel, toffee and yellow fruit; aeration stimulates baked, dry aromas of tobacco leaf, oak resin and breakfast cereal. Palate entry is firm, semisweet and mildly grainy; by midpalate, there's a slight oiliness to the texture that I like while the taste becomes narrowly focused on the grain/wood interplay. Finishes elegantly, emitting more dry than sweet flavors of toasted grain and oak.