Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 yo
Virgin American Oak casks
Jim Beam Signature Craft was created to enhance the regular white label and give consumers a premium Bourbon.
Color : amber.
Nose : alcohol, honey, corn, vanilla.
Palate : creme brulee, vanilla, toasted nuts, honey, thick cream. The flavors are there and are good, but it lacks texture (hello dilution) !
Finish : a bit short but powerful enough. Strangely, we do not have the long hot descent so characteristic of Bourbons.
Comments : flavours are good, but a little too simple. It really lacks texture and a stronger ABV. I don’t know for you, but I really enjoy a high ABV with my Bourbons, with at least 46% (92 proof). If you are a fan of Jim Beam, this bottling is worth buying, just for the sake of collecting. If you are not in the mood to collect all JB, you can pass. It does make a good Old Fashioned though, as the sugar syrup adds consistence to the Bourbon.
Jim Beam 12yo Signature