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Jim Beam Devil's Cut

Jim Beam has found a way to recover the spirit that soaks into the staves of a cask and extract that, then mix it with aged bourbon to produce this product.  I have to say it sounds, quite frankly, like a terrible idea.  But what do I know?  So here it is... the Devil's Cut.  If you are expecting an oak-fest (and you probably should) you won't be disapointed.  The nose is spice, fresh cut sawdust and vanilla. It actually pretty good, with the vanilla reminiscent of the Jim Beam Black that I like.  The taste is sweet at first, then some ginger spice and a little heat builds (it is bottled at 90 proof) and then starts to dry out.  The finish is oak and little a bitter but I have to say overall I found this more balanced than I expected.   I prefer it to standard White Label and it's probably a good one to pour over ice on a hot day.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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