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Jim Beam White Label is one of the most recognizable bourbons in the world, Jim Beam being
“one of the best selling brands of bourbon in the world in 2008” (according to Wikipedia, 3/21/2015).
Aged for four years, this Original Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a big portion of rye in the mash bill.
This has KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE written all over it
Even though this bourbon wasn’t as bad as I could recollect, it did give its taste and scents in lighter notes, than the better bourbons tend to give. Decent dram, especially for the price. But everything is too light (and almost too harsh and sour).
I do like the presence of the rye in the taste but otherwise everything is too delicate. This is not bad but can’t be taken too seriously either. Like Kentucky Fried Movie, which IMDb states as
“series of short, highly irreverent, and quite often tasteless skits.”
That’s almost like describing this Jim Beam Original Bourbon. If you want a step up from ordinary Jim Beam, you should try the Jim Beam Double Oak.