Drink Review : Jim Beam White Label

November 19, 2020
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Made to the same formula since 1795, this giant of the category is aged for four years in oak barrels to create a smooth, mellow taste with hints of spice.

Jim Beam Bourbon Review:

Jim Beam did it again. White Label is loaded with flavor, perfect for a cocktail or the perfect shine in coffee and or blending. White Label (Whiskey) is the highest proof of the standard priced label Jim Beam whiskeys.

White Label is made from the same recipe used to produce Black Label, my favorite Jim Beam Bourbon. Prepared from the wheated recipe, containing rye, corn, wheat and barley malt, and a minimum of 51% corn and will contain a mash bill of 100 pounds of corn, 35% rye and wheat and 10% barley malt.

White Label is the highest proof of the standard priced Jim Beam twelve year aged label. It is aged for four years in oak barrels, then diluted to barrel proof and bottled.

Aged for four years in new charred American white oak barrels, White Label is mellow to lightly oakey, sweet with notes of vanilla. It is not as oaked as Black Label and has more southern influence.

The sippers White Label is the smoothest, mellow and the best priced bourbon after thorough blending. Spiced with the sweetness of the oak barrel and the subtle sweetness of high rye, low corn, balanced with the grain and corn sweetness. The grain moves into the distance and the corn moves into the forefront. It balances sweet and spicy with a touch of nuttiness. Finishes mellow. Fans of White Dog, Black Dog, Blue Moon, or Bakerviking Wolf should try White Label.

Fans of Boom Boom or Buttered Popcorn flavored Whiskeys may like the Buttery Popcorn variation released only in Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky. It is the same great flavor but with a drop of caramelized corn in the mix. Fans of the Buttered Popcorn should try White Label Bourbon Whiskey.

Aged for two years in new charred American white oak barrels, White Label’s flavors are mellow and slightly sweet with hints of caramel and vanilla. In terms of structure or body, it is a good Whiskey and I really love the taste of it. It is one of my favorites right now. Good for several cocktails, straight or in classic or signature drinks.

A lightly sweet bourbon, excellent on its own but also an excellent stand alone mixer. Great for breakfast blends, coffee or a great shine for iced tea or lemonade.

Jim Beam Bourbon Review 1:

I fell in love with White Label when I first tried it, although so did everyone else on the bar. Similar to Black Label, White Label is a higher proof, mellower, smoother bourbon whiskey. While it is not as oaked as Black Label, it has a nice vanilla or spice scent, quite sweet.

This Whiskey is initially sweet, like whiskey should be. The rye grain and corn grain are apparent and while it is not as oaked or oak casked as Black Label it still has enough age character. The corn is sweet and light with some rye and wheat. A really neat Whiskey, very enjoyable, especially for a straight up mixed drink.

Jim Beam’s Triple-distilled White Light Kentucky Bourbon offers a smooth taste of vanilla and caramel with a bite of cinnamon. The grains and molasses blend up with both the corn and rye. Starting with the traditional Triple-distilled whiskey, all three distilleries are required to pour a portion of their white whiskey into a copper column heated to over 79 degrees.

Aged in new barrels for four years. The White Label whiskey is aged in new charred American white oak barrels. It is mellow and sweet with notes of vanilla and caramel. It finishes balanced with hints of nuttiness.

Jim Beam White Label is smoky, no doubt, with sweet notes of vanilla and caramel. Starts with the grain and corn sweetness with a mellow touch of molasses.

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