Jim Beam Double Oak Twice Barreled Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Launched in 2016, Jim Beam Double Oak is aged in in not one, but two, new charred-oak barrels. This has all the classic sweetness and flavours of Jim Beam White Label, but with added spice
Jim Beam® Double Oak is first aged in charred American white oak barrels, then we pour it into another freshly charred barrel to mature for a second time. This second barreling allows the liquid to develop an even deeper level of oakiness and rich caramel. Color: Golden amber. Aroma: Rich caramel, vanilla, hints of toasted wood. Taste: Caramel, toffee, and spiced oak. Finish: Long, warm, and balanced.
There’s an old axiom that claims “Two heads are better than one”. Can that theory be transferred to whiskey barrels? Jim Beam’s Double Oak might answer that question. You see, they initially mature this bourbon in freshly charred American oak barrels, and then move the whiskey over to a fresh set of freshly charred American oak barrels for the second part of its maturation!
Jim Beam Double Oak is first aged in a newly charred American White Oak barrels. Then, we pour it into another freshly charred white oak barrel to mature for a second time. The added interaction with the oak results in a liquid intense in flavor and smooth in taste.
Nose: Full-bodied vanilla, old oak, milk chocolate and a kick of cardamom.
Palate: Subtly peppery/oak-y at first. Soon enough, waves and waves of vanilla ice cream bring balance to the palate. A few touches of fruity malt.
Finish: Charred oak toastiness lingers long on the finish.