Distilled in memory of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Kentucky, the Jim Beam Small Batch is truly bourbon at its finest. Created to represent whiskey before it was mass produced, Jim Beam Small Batch embodies the look, feel and taste of pre-prohibition bourbon. This full-bodied, flavorful bourbon takes classic cocktails to a new level. The Jim Beam Small Batch Bourbon, bottled at an honest 100 proof like all good bourbons were a century ago, is aged nine years in wood, giving it the distinction of being aged the longest of the Small Batch Bourbons. This extra aging allows it to absorb more of the sugar in the wood, giving it a slightly sweeter taste and nose.
Although all bourbon is whiskey, not all whiskey is bourbon. By law, to be called a straight bourbon whiskey, the mash bill must contain at least 51 percent corn, be distilled at no more than 160 proof and aged in new, charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years. Booker Noe, sixth-generation Beam and grandson of Jim Beam, joined the family business after graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1950. Booker proved to be a quick study, and in 1960, became the master distiller of Jim Beam.
Age: 9 years
Color of the Jim Beam Small Batch is copper to medium amber. Aroma is of toasted nuts, grain and smelly oak. Tastees of rich, sweet mash, woody and full-bodied, almost fruity with a finish that's long, rich and glowing. Awarded National Champion Whiskey - Wine Enthusiast
"At 100 proof, it's as close to perfection as any bourbon on the market." - The Book of Bourbon