Jim Beam Signature Craft 11 Year Soft Red Wheat Review

This is an 11 year expression that was part of the Harvest Bourbon Collection where Jim Beam experimented with different grains. This is bottled at 45% ABV.

Nose: Fresh wheat grains and heavy cloves and cinnamon mingle with virgin oak and yeast rolls. Smells quite young – would’ve guessed this was 5-6 years old if it didn’t have an 11 year statement.

Palate: Stale caramels with delicate wheat, banana runts, and marshmallows. It’s a bit rough around the edges overall with the oak tasting a bit young/off.

Finish: Wave of butterscotch at first followed by green (new/young) oak notes – fades quickly.

Rating: 83/100 – Not bad, but the low proof probably holds it back a fair amount. Overall tastes much younger than it is which isn’t necessarily a good thing in this case.

Value for the money: I believe these retail around $55-$60 and I would pass at that price.

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