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Jim Beam Double Oak

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I think they could have upped that richness on the palate by releasing this at least at 46% and NCF; 50% would have been even better. Regardless, the Jim Beam Double Oak is still a nice bourbon and I’ve enjoyed sipping on it ever since the bottle arrived.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: It lacks balance and complementary flavors to the oak, but caramel finds itself on a short finish. Decent first release, but I wanted to find more nuance from the second barrel.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is chewy, thick, and spicy with black pepper, a touch of ginger, honey, molasses, dark chocolate, and pipe tobacco. The finish is long and spicy, but with a good balance of sweeter notes underneath.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Rough texture on the palate and hot on the finish. Finish flavors are dominated by the oak and smoke with a continuation of the sweet undertones.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It’s unique and certainly not bad, but rather one-dimensional. Then again, it might be just the thing around a fire pit on a chilly autumn night.
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  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Perhaps more ‘craft’ than the brand’s 12 yo 'Signature Craft'. A good surprise, I could sip this.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish does have a bit of gritty sawdust character to it, but even that is dialed back and in line with pretty much any mainstream bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this is an expression from JIm Beam to skip. Both the regular white label and the extra aged are better bourbons.
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  • Intro:

    Jim Beam Double Oak is a remix on Jim Beam’s flagship bourbon. Standard Jim Beam is taken for a second period of maturation and placed in another new charred barrel for the finishing duration.

  • Nose:

    Young grains, a bit of fruit character before a blast of wood notes. Rather than mature oak, this comes across on the nose as fairly young, malty and sweet.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate, moderate mouth feel. Young notes arise once more, though. Malty grains, bitter oak notes, a bit of heat.

  • Finish:

    Short, hot finish. For the low proof (86pf) this is way hotter than it should be and that heat comes without much character to help justify.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is an expression from Jim Beam to skip. Both the regular white label and the extra-aged are better bourbons.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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