Jim Beam Double Oak
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review Raided Score: 79 Publication: whiskyfun Excerpt: Perhaps more ‘craft’ than the brand’s 12 yo 'Signature Craft'. A good surprise, I could sip this. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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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.
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.
Sweet on the palate, moderate mouth feel. Young notes arise once more, though. Malty grains, bitter oak notes, a bit of heat.
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, 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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