This is a discontinued Jim Beam expression that was a bit controversial when it was heralded as a “micro-distilled” bourbon. Chuck Cowdery called them out and ended up losing access to Beam for awhile. It’s a 7 year old bourbon bottled at 42% ABV.
Nose: Some familiar Beam yeast, but different than newer Beam expressions. Heavy rye notes but slightly sweet like a whole grain bread.
Palate: Very fruity up front with earthy rye kicking in. Blueberry syrup, almonds, very little oak.
Finish: Astringent with rye and oak.
Rating: 84/100 – This was short-lived when it was released, but we’re not missing out on much with it being gone.
Value for the money: I paid $35 for this which is reasonable for what it is.