Jim Beam announced the release of Jim Beam Double Oak, an exceptional and perfectly balanced Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in oak that is twice barrelled to create richer and woodier flavours than other whiskies.
Aged four years while sitting in freshly charred, new American oak barrels, Jim Beam Double Oak is then transferred to newly charred American oak barrels and aged to taste. The second barreling allows the liquid to develop an even deeper level of intense spiced oakiness and rich caramel, creating a unique bourbon encounter.
“I’m excited to experiment with the double barrel ageing process used to create Jim Beam Double Oak,” said Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller, Jim Beam. “Secondary ageing delivers an added complexity to the taste profile and that makes for a unique, premium bourbon experience.”
Jim Beam Double Oak will begin hitting shelves this month. This latest innovation from Jim Beam has a golden amber colour and a distinctive spiced oakiness with intense caramel and toffee flavours. The aroma carries rich notes of caramel and vanilla with hints of toasted wood. It is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed in classic American cocktails and has a suggested retail price of $22.00 for 750ML.
In addition to launching the new bourbon, Jim Beam is planting white oak tree saplings in Bullitt County, KY this fall to show our appreciation of oak and the integral role it plays in creating our fine bourbons.
Source: Beam Suntory Inc.