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Jim Beam releases Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey

DBR Staff Writer Published 14 November 2017

Beam Suntory-owned whiskey brand Jim Beam has released an unfiltered, 100-proof Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey.

Jim Beam's seventh generation master distiller Fred Noe personally selected the new limited edition Jim Beam Distiller's Cut whiskey.

The company said the whiskey has been aged for five to six years, where a medium body has been combined with caramel sweetness with charred oak and has light fruit notes.

The whiskey is claimed to have smooth and complex taste with its warm and lightly charred oak finish.

Fred Noe stated that for this bourbon whiskey, they skipped the chill filtration process and the liquid goes from the barrel into the bottle differently.

Revealing about the chill filtration process, the company stated that typically the liquid is forced through a dense filter to remove fatty acids formed during the distillation process. By skipping this step, it is claimed that the whiskey has a fuller taste and palate feel. This process also makes the liquid to appear cloudier than filtered bourbons.

Beam Suntory North American Whiskey vice president Rob Mason said: "At Jim Beam, we are consistently innovating to offer our consumers a wide range of products. Jim Beam Distiller's Cut is different from our other products because of the post-aging process.

"Our Master Distiller has decided to release this batch at a time when bourbon drinkers, more than ever, are anxious to discover something unique."

Jim Beam Distiller's Cut whiskey has been priced at $22.99 for 750ML. The whiskey is available at select retailers across the nation alongside Jim Beam’s other offerings including Black Bourbon, Double Oak Bourbon finished in oak, Rye Whiskey and Bonded Bourbon.

Image: Jim Beam’s Ditiller’s Cut is available at select stores across the nation. Photo: Courtesy of Beam Suntory Inc.