I really love the nose of the Double Oak, and find that the finish is weaker than expected. As a member of the Toronto Whisky Society, I was extended an invitation to attend one of the release events in Ontario for the Jim Beam Double Oak bourbon. In particular, their Black Extra Aged (née Double Aged) bottling was a welcome addition to the lower shelves of your liquor store’s bourbon display. The evening was filled with some fantastic southern music, a great spread of food, cocktails incorporating the two whiskies of the night, and a great presentation from the Canadian brand ambassador for Jim Beam; Matt Jones. They were kind enough to send us a sample, but life got in the way, and I’m just now getting around to sharing my review and thoughts of their recent release. But in real life bourbon is never that simple. Reminds me a lot of the nose on Knob Creek SmB, but maybe with the depth dialed slightly back.

Is Jim Beam Double Oak different enough from Jim Beam Black to warrant a separate bottling? Join our mailing list to receive blog post updates, breaking news, special offers, and entry into our bourbon-themed giveaways. Here are a few details to kick things off from the formal product press release: Aged four years while sitting in freshly charred, new American oak barrels, Jim Beam Double Oak is then transferred to new, charred American oak barrels and aged to taste. Kentucky Distilleries Map by Chuck Cowdery, Baltimore Spirits Company Celebrates Fifth Anniversary, Jim Rutledge Launches New 13 Year Old Bourbon, Wonderland Blend of Straight Whiskeys Review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Neat, Splash or Rocks: At only 86 proof I drank this one neat and would recommend doing the same unless you’re going to use it in a mixed drink. Read Patrick's full profile. Nice review, thanks. If you’ve never had Jim Beam Black then yes, it’s worth the price to give it a try. https://www.bourbonbanter.com/author/patrick-pops-garrett/. Please log in again. March 6, 2019 - by Arfan - Leave a Comment. I recently tried Jim Beam Black, Extra Aged and immediately became a fan. Too bad Beam is getting bad vibes from bourbon drinkers tired of increased NAS (Knob Creek now) and raising prices on Bookers.

Bottle, Bar or Bust: At the suggested price you can’t really go wrong adding a bottle to your home bar as it won’t break the bank. So is it worth the price? google_ad_slot = "2612997342"; So it was with great anticipation that, earlier this year, The Whiskey Wash announced that Beam would soon introduce a twice barreled bourbon—and, sure enough, a bottle of Jim Beam Double Oak is now in my hands. I would easily order a glass of Double Oak over White Label but don’t you dare try to replace my Jim Beam Black with either.

Vanilla, caramels, somewhat thinner in body compared to the black. A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. “I’m excited to experiment with the double barrel aging process used to create Jim Beam Double Oak,” said Fred Noe, 7th Generation Master Distiller, Jim Beam. Taste: Mellow sweetness, develops with quite a bit of oak spice, vanilla, caramel, rye spices, cigar box spices. Finish: Finishes dry, dominated by the rye spices and oak. This latest innovation from Jim Beam has a golden amber color and a distinctive spiced oakiness with intense caramel and toffee flavors. “Secondary aging delivers an added complexity to the taste profile and that makes for a unique, premium bourbon experience. It is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or mixed in classic American cocktails and has a suggested retail price of $22.00 for 750ML. Some of the medium-length offerings finish with traces of oak and cocoa. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. I am looking more for a smooth taste rather than sweet. The login page will open in a new tab. Jim Beam Single Barrel. Let’s go ahead and dive into our Jim Beam Double Oak review and find out. Single Barrel bourbon comes in individual bottles, which are made up of aromas like caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, and nutmeg. Here are my tasting notes from the event: Nose: Spicy, definitely seems rye forward, quite oak dominant. Nose: Corn (typical Jim Beam trait) | Varnish | Maple Syrup | Green Oak, Taste: Sweet Candy Corn | Brown Sugar | Dry Oak. Double Oak gets dumped into a new oak barrel for some additional aging measured in months vs. years as with Jim Beam Black. Disclaimer: Jim Beam provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Oddly enough, the Double Oak seemed lighter in body to me though, which is the reason it ended up scoring slightly below the Black. Nose: A bit brash, although whether from youth or heavy tannins I can't tell. Overall Notes: These whiskies were actually better than I was expecting.

The aroma carries rich notes of caramel and vanilla with hints of toasted wood. If you’re a fan of Jim Beam Black, well…I leave the answer up to you. The Double Oak tasted very similar to the Black, but with the oak dialed up. Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). I recently did some work on the Jim Beam Double Oak and had heard that many people preferred the Jim Beam Black. A few months ago Jim Beam announced the release of their latest expression in their flagship line – Jim Beam Double Oak. But, sipped slowly, it is an enjoyable drink. Like the new Double Oak, Jim Beam Black shares the same mash bill as the original White Label, but it’s aged for almost twice as long giving it a more complex and well-rounded profile. google_ad_width = 300; Jim beam black xa extra aged review breaking bourbon jim beam double oak bourbon review jim beam black kentucky straight bourbon whiskey photo report hss x jim beam black at ludlow blunt in auction page beam suntory basket of spirits, Jim beam double oak bourbon guy whiskey review jim beam black thirty one in depth jim beam devil s cut review the whiskey shelf libation jim beam double oak jim beam black extra aged bourbon. I prefer the Black Label too. google_ad_height = 600; Whiskey Review Jim Beam Double Oak The Wash, Jim Beam Double Oak Review The Whiskey Jug, Jim Beam Black Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Jim Beam Black Xa Extra Aged Review Breaking Bourbon, Jim Beam Black Double Oak Tasting Payless Liquors, Jim Beam Black Bourbon Review Nas The Whiskey Reviewer, Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon Whiskey, The Results Are In American Whiskey Drinkers Prefer, Suntory News Release Launching The Jim Beam Devil S Cut, Jim Beam Black Label Extra Aged Expert Reviews, Jim Beam Black Whiskey Bourbon Scotch Enthusiasts, Jim Beam Double Oak Bourbon Review The Whiskey Reviewer, Jim Beam Double Oak Twice Barreled Straight Bourbon Whiskey With Gles Kentucky Usa, Draw The Shear And Moment Diagrams For Overhang Beam. On sale here for 17.99 plus tax . How I Drank It: Neat, in a Glencairn Whisky Glass.

I can’t say the same for Jim Beam Honey. Jim Beam Double Oak will begin hitting shelves in the U.S. this month after launching in select countries worldwide earlier this year.

This September they are going to be releasing a barrel-finished bourbon called Jim Beam Double Oak. I am now contemplating Jim Beam Double Oak to see which is better between Black and Double Oak. The Double Oak tasted very similar to the Black, but with the oak dialed up. I would not suggest replacing that with this new release anytime soon. While the price makes it a great low-cost release – a rarity in 2016 – it’s also the same price as the older (in terms of barrel aging) and well-respected Jim Beam Black. We use cookies (soaked in whiskey) to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. A bit longer of a finish than the black, as the oak and spice linger. The second barreling allows the liquid to develop an even deeper level of intense spiced oakiness and rich caramel, creating a unique bourbon encounter. To me, this tastes like the black, but with the spice and oak dialed up, but the depth of body dialed back.

I did a quick search online and found it for $21.99 on Binnys.com.

Reviews and discussions are encouraged, check out the stuff we've compiled in the sidebar and our review archive! Fans of other corn forward bourbons will also probably find this one of interest. Copyright ©2020 Bourbon & Banter, LLC. Like the new Double Oak, Jim Beam Black shares the same mash bill as the original White Label, but it’s aged for almost twice as long giving it a more complex and well-rounded profile. The Jim Beam Black in particular reminds me a lot of Knob Creek SmB; albeit a more tame and approachable version. Very solid daily sippers in my opinion. Would this short-term bolt of new barrel aging change things and result in something unique enough to warrant its bottling and market release? Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon was a real surprise for me. Taste: Unsurprisingly, much more oak up front. Share With: Fans of Jim Beam will enjoy this expression as it has many of the qualities they’ve come to expect from Jim Beam but with a twist. Double Oak gets dumped into a new oak barrel for some additional aging measured in months vs. years as with Jim Beam Black. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

It’s more than able to stand on its own. Jim Beam Double Oak Vs Black Extra Aged. While I personally prefer the longer-aged profile of Jim Beam Black with it’s more intense flavors and muted Jim Beam corn signature, the Jim Beam Double Oak brings a set of aromas and flavors that are unique enough to stand on its own and garner your attention. In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Patrick "Pops" GarrettNovember 28, 20162 Comments. Thank you. Double Oak’s aromas and flavors are brighter, more varied and as a result, more likely to appeal to those who favor lighter and more herbal bourbons. A barrel-finished bourbon that is finished in a second new, charred oak barrel. It will make a nice addition to the bottle of Jim Beam White you’ve already got and it’s versatile enough to be used in a mixed drink if that’s your preference. Jim beam black xa extra aged review breaking bourbon jim beam double oak bourbon review jim beam black kentucky straight bourbon whiskey photo report hss x jim beam black at ludlow blunt in auction page beam suntory basket of spirits.