Beam…Jim Beam. I try most Beam products shortly after they make it to the Atlanta market but for whatever reason the Double Oak has eluded me. Thanks to my trusty Advent calendar that is now rectified.
Jim Beam Double Oak Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
What the Distillery Says
Like all of our bourbons, the new Jim Beam® Double Oak is crafted in charred oak. Its rich flavor comes from being aged a second time in another separate barrel.
Jim Beam® Double Oak is first aged in charred American white oak barrels, then we pour it into another freshly charred barrel to mature for a second time. The added interaction with the oak wood results in a liquid intense in flavour, smooth in taste.
What Richard Says
Nose: A big kick in the nose of woody vanilla and burnt caramel.
Palate: Toffee candies, black pepper, artificial vanilla soda additive, and that weird peanut thing Beam whiskeys have going on.
Finish: Dry and wood forward.
Comments: You really get the “double oak” on the finish. The spiciness in the nose and palate are nice but it’s all dry wood at the end. I applaud Beam for trying new things without resorting to more sickly sweet flavors but there isn’t really enough here to merit it over regular Jim Beam