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Jim Beam Distiller's Cut

Posted on by Eric Burke

Hey everyone! I was gone last week, but it was for a good reason. My wife took a work trip to DC, and I tagged along to get a behind the scenes tour at...

Wait. That's not what I'm talking about tonight. You'll need to wait a few days for that one. 

My wife found tonight's whiskey. She was "picking up some beer" at our closest Total Wine store and found herself in the bourbon aisle (as you do). She sends me a text message that says "Heard of this?" and a photo of Jim Beam Distiller's Cut. My answer was "No I haven't. It says Limited Edition. How much is it?"

She answers $19. Well, shit. For that price, what the hell?

Jim Beam Distiller's Cut

Purchase Info: $18.99 for a 750 mL bottle at Total Wine, Burnsville, MN.

Details: 50% ABV. "Aged 5-6 years" ... so it's a five-year-old bourbon.

Nose: Vanilla, dried corn, peanut, spearmint, and baking spices.

Mouth: A minty, spicy tingle starts at the front of the mouth as you sip this. As the liquid moves back across the palate, the vanilla, peanut, and baking spices take over.

Finish: Medium length. Lingering mint, peanut, and dried corn.

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Thoughts: I'm enjoying this bottle very much. It's only about a year older than Jim Beam White Label, but the added year and, more importantly, the added proof really help Beam Bourbons out. And for less than $20? Totally worth trying. I liked it a lot. Highly recommended if you like Beam.


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