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. Rye whisky was the traditional American saddlebag whisky. It is, as its name suggests, simply made using a larger proportion of Rye as opposed to corn. Rye whisky must be produced at no more than 160 proof and be aged in new, charred oak barrels for at least two years to be designated “straight.” It’s a brilliantly bold combination: Through a slow infusion process, our distillers start with fine four-year-old Jim Beam® Bourbon and then complement its distinctive taste with hints of natural black cherry flavor. The result is like nothing you’ve experienced before, and one sip will have you rethinking bourbon. Sometimes the uncharted path delivers the most delicious rewards.
Amber color. Distinctively fruity, without disguising the familiar rich nose of the Jim Beam Bourbon. Corn sweetness and mellow oak accented by a hint of black cherry for smoothness and balance. Satiny and judiciously sweet, with a true bourbon warmth.