BourbonBlog.com sold our soul to obtain one of the only bottles of Jim Beam Devil’s Cut known to exist. We did it to tempt you with this advanced review as it won’t be released until May in select States and Summer 2011 nationwide.
This is the first Bourbon that we know of which uses fancy methods to pull whiskey which has been trapped deep inside the wood out of the barrel after the it has been dumped. This extracted Bourbon is added back to an extra-aged, 6-year Jim Beam Bourbon.
The result is a flavor with some fire, spice and sweetness that makes for a well-rounded sessionable Bourbon.
Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Review
Bourbon: Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
Distillery: Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont, Kentucky
Age: “Extra-aged” 6 years old Jim Beam Bourbon
Notes:For a more details on how the Bourbon is extracted from the wood, click here – Jim Beam Devil’s Cut
Proof: 90 Proof, 45% ABV
Color: Medium amber to rust
Nose: Diffusion of baking spices, oak, and nuttiness
Taste: While the Angels have taken their share out of the barrel, the Devil has left a Southern ambrosia here. The overwhelming notes are cinnamon and red hot candies, but not so prevalent that it becomes overly sweet. There is a buttery note on this which rounds out the spice, sweet and woody notes.
A bite of fire and kick on the swallow. Noticeable DNA of Beam Bourbons with hints of the Small Batch collection, including fragments of the lightness of Basil’s Hayden and boldness of Baker’s.
While Devil’s Cut is 90 proof, it drinks a bit friendlier and doesn’t feel like 90 in the mouth.