Beverage alcohol has been a part of American culture since the first European settlers arrived with their family recipes for beers and spirits and founded their own distilleries and alehouses. Yet it wasn’t until Kentuckians began distilling whiskey from corn in the late eighteenth century that America would find its national drink – bourbon whiskey. Today, bourbon is as American as apple pie and Jim Beam is the biggest name in the business. When first-generation American Jacob Beam relocated from Maryland to Kentucky and began distilling bourbon, he couldn’t have known that he was launching a family business of remarkable longevity. Over two centuries and seven generations, the company’s dedication to consistent quality has made Jim Beam the best-selling bourbon in the world and an American icon recognized around the globe.
The entry for Jim Beam Maple is strong, sweet maple. In addition to maple, the caramel from the nose is there on the entry. In the mid-palate the classic Jim Beam bourbon profile begins to emerge with cinnamon, vanilla, and oak spice balancing out the sweet caramel and maple. While the maple notes are sweet and strong. The finish on Jim Beam Maple is a nice mix of sweet maple and oak spice with the maple flavor lingering around for an extraordinarily long time.