The 4 year old Jim Beam Rye is America’s top selling rye whiskey and one of whisky writer Jim Murray’s favorites. Better known for their bourbon, Beam’s have been making whiskey in Kentucky since 1795. Now Beam global are international players, owning distilleries such as Laphroaig in Scotland and Cooley in Ireland.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Sawdust and red apples; floral; sweet licorice; brandy snaps; wood spice and mint.
Palate: Light at first, then increasing sweet wood and spice. Softens to a long and light licoricey finish with a savoury hint.
Retails for around £25