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Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut Bourbon Drops In For The Holidays

By Nino Marchetti / November 14, 2017

Mega bourbon brand Jim Beam is known far and wide for its signature namesake bourbon. The Kentucky distillery, owned by Beam Suntory, pumps out a ton of its eponymous whiskey every day, alongside a host of other American whiskey brands. Variants in the core Beam bottling are also produced here now and again, such as the new Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut.

Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut, according to those behind it, is a Kentucky straight bourbon that’s been aged for five to six years. What makes it unique from the flagship offering is that it is non-chill filtered, meaning the liquid is not forced through a dense filter to remove fatty acids formed during distillation. By doing this, what’s said to result is a bourbon with a fuller taste and palate feel and that can also look cloudier compared to filtered bourbons, especially on the rocks.

Jim Beam Distiller's Cut

image via Jim Beam

“We skipped the chill filtration process, so the liquid gets from barrel to bottle a little differently,” said Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe in a prepared statement. “The result is unique to other Jim Beam offerings, with a fuller taste and longer finish compared to your typical bourbon.”

This new limited edition bourbon is available starting this month and prices for around $23. You’ll find official tasting notes for Distiller’s Cut below from Jim Beam for your consideration.

Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey features a medium body and combines caramel sweetness with charred oak, enriched with light fruit notes. The premium expression offers a smooth and complex mouthfeel with a warm, lightly charred oak finish. It has a dark amber color with aromas of soft charred oak, sweet caramel, vanilla and hints of dried fruit.


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