Beverage alcohol has been a part of American culture since the first European settlers arrived with their family recipes for beers and spirits and founded their own distilleries and alehouses. Yet it wasn’t until Kentuckians began distilling whiskey from corn in the late eighteenth century that America would find its national drink – bourbon whiskey. Today, bourbon is as American as apple pie and Jim Beam is the biggest name in the business. When first-generation American Jacob Beam relocated from Maryland to Kentucky and began distilling bourbon, he couldn’t have known that he was launching a family business of remarkable longevity. Over two centuries and seven generations, the company’s dedication to consistent quality has made Jim Beam the best-selling bourbon in the world and an American icon recognized around the globe. The Double Oak expression is first matured in new charred American white oak barrels – as with all Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon – before being transferred into a second freshly charred oak barrel for a further period of ageing. The twice-barreled production process allows the product to have greater contact with the wood, drawing out greater depths of flavour.
A whiskey intense in flavour yet smooth in taste, which can be enjoyed on the rocks or in a Double Oak Fashioned. We are told drinkers will discover aromas of vanilla and hints of toasted wood that lead into deep char and oak flavours with rich caramel and toffee notes and that the finish is notably balanced with a distinct spiced oakiness lingering on the palate.