Friday 28 July 2017

Jim Beam Black 6yo Review

Hi everyone,

Toady I’ve got another low end Bourbon for y’all. This time it’s from Jim Beam, and it’s the black with an age statement of 6 years. It also says it’s triple aged, which is a confusing term in this context, but what they are trying to say is that it’s three times the age it legally needs to be to be called whiskey in America. Think it still has to be aged 3 years if they’re selling it in Europe.
Jim Beam Black 6 43%
Colour: Bronze
Body: Light
Nose: Very herbal and citrus-y. Clove, grass, mint, lemon, lime, a tiny bit of orange, a bit of spice, very waxy, some sweetness, vanilla, some apple, a bit of honey. Some charred wood.
Taste: Charred wood, some young heat, wax, then some spice develops with some sweet apple, some mint and ginger too. Not much balance here either.
Finish: Short length. Woody apple notes, some charcoal.
Better than the white label, which is awful stuff. I much prefer the Evan Williams Extra Aged personally.

Thanks for reading!

American Whiskey Review #22
Whisky Network Review #484

American Average: 70.2
Network Average: 74.5
Best Score: 92
Worst Score: 22
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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