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Jim Beam Bourbon Cream




Whiskey Review: Jim Beam Bourbon Cream

Tasting Notes:

30 Proof. SRP $19.99/750mL.
Cream-colored and opaque.
Sweet french vanilla.
Vanilla and caramel, with just the faintest hint of bourbon.
I can’t say this is my favorite bourbon cream, but it’s certainly no slouch. I enjoyed sipping this over ice, and also including it in a nice cocktail. Jim Beam is a classic, well known and well loved, and I appreciate that the company put together a campaign that is focused on family and community at this moment in time.

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Jim Beam. This in no way, per our editorial policies, influenced the final outcome of this review. It should also be noted that by clicking the buy link towards the bottom of this review our site receives a small referral payment which helps to support, but not influence, our editorial and other costs.

I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take the holidays for me to enjoy a good bourbon cream liqueur. But if Jim Beam wants to release their limited-edition Bourbon Cream and call it a holiday treat, I’m happy to reap the benefits!

The Beam family is considered in some circles to be the First Family of Bourbon. Produced in Clermont, Kentucky by Beam Suntory, Jim Beam has been a part of the whiskey world since 1795. Considered “America’s native spirit,” bourbon has strict requirements that separate it from generic whiskey. Bourbon must be made in the US, but not necessarily Kentucky. It must come from a mash of at least 51% corn and be stored at no more than 125 proof. Bourbon must also be aged a minimum of two years and free from additives.

Jim Beam Bourbon Cream is made with Beam’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and cream liqueur, though I have to say I would have preferred a bit stronger bourbon taste to counterbalance the sweetness of the liqueur.

Veronique Mura, the vice president of marketing for Jim Beam, has said in a prepared statement, “Jim Beam’s Bourbon Cream is the newest indulgent innovation that makes the perfect drink to toast to special moments with — like finally being able to savor time with family once that holiday to-do list is complete.” She nailed the indulgent part; this cream liqueur is thick and rich, and is certainly easy to drink by a roaring winter fire.

Jim Beam Bourbon Cream review
Jim Beam Bourbon Cream (image via Jerry Jenae Sampson)

Tasting Notes: Jim Beam Limited-Edition Bourbon Cream

Vital Stats: 30 Proof. SRP $19.99/750mL.

Appearance: Cream-colored and opaque.

Nose: Sweet french vanilla.

Palate: Vanilla and caramel, with just the faintest hint of bourbon.

Jerry Jenae Sampson

Jerry Sampson is a freelance writer, editor and screenwriter. Her creative work is ever improved by her love of whiskey and craft cocktails. She enjoys taking cool fall days to explore the great distilleries around Portland to get a closer look at the inner workings of her favorite spirits.

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