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Jim Beam Signature Craft

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
27
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L5057CLA
Barcode
5060045583659
Added on
30 Apr 2016 6:22 am by KonstUA

Average value

€ 37.50

5 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Jim Beam Signature Craft

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The expected profile is liquor-oak with nuances of tropical fruits, caramel and wood impregnation in the aroma, creamy-wood, even slightly berry-caramel in taste, the finish is sweet, lingering, popcorn with nuances of a wet bathhouse.
    An exemplary bourbon in the price / quality category, and it also proves very well that bourbons can be safely withstood for more than 5-6 years, the main thing to be able to.

    RATING: 85pts - [n22, t21, f21, b21] → | 83-85: Decent |

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The 90+ ratings that I saw here seem a little bit overrated to me.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Took a sample with me on holiday this year. Let's be clear and quick about this: good bourbon for an even better price. You cannot go wrong buying a bottle!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Mature strong bourbon with a clear gain at all levels compared to. the NAS standard bottlings from Jim Beam.
    • Nose
      Very sweet caramel. A little burned. Syrupy. But then there is also a clear indication of the oak.
    • Taste
      Delicious sweet bourbon. A lot of caramel. Strong oak.
    • Finish
      Short but pretty spicy. The oak clearly shows its tannins.

  5. DavidH. scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Lovely nose, so subtle yet complex. 
    Finish short and nothing to remember, but that nose though...

    Just around €35/L, what a steal!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for this wonderful sample.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. peatbogger scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    Good is not good enough to describe this.
    • Nose
      Don't know why, but the first thing that struck my mind putting my nose to this was ruby, like the gem stone, which doesn't have any particular smell, so it must have been some intrinsic feeling of quality.

      Very unusual and unique, very nice.

      Fruity sweet, gentle without any harshness what so ever.

      Sweet sugared blend of different citrus.

      A nice frankincense spice mix.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival with growing spice.

      Intense confectionary almond essence.

      Dark chocolate.

      All together it reminds me a lot of an Anton Berg Plum in Madeira Marzipan bar.
    • Finish
      Dark slightly bitter coffee, very rich creamy toffee.

      Close to long lasting with an ever so gentle drying at the end.

  8. karloff scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    They say bourbon doesn't age well, here is proof that it does. 
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. karloff scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    This is wonderful stuff and i am just sad it's all gone. But I will definitely be getting another. 
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla, cinnamon, felt tip pen, nectarine, kiwi fruit, dried orange and glazed toffee. The nose is wonderful I could sniff it all day. 
    • Taste
      Sweet almonds, smooth and creamy and quite complex. Bubble gum and cinnamon. This is quite delicious. The rye shows his hand early and it's a winner. Lots of butterscotch and spices.
    • Finish
      The finish is nice and sweet with lots of Oak and chocolate orange. 

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    oooowh, this is a nice sweet, gentle but yet complex bourbon nose! It's a bit syrup-y a lot of spices like five spice, coriander, cinnamon and cardamom in here! It is very well balanced on the nose!

    Taste: 
    Nice and sweet, quite a bit of fudge and vanilla but also again all those spices from the nose. There is also a little sour note with some oranges.

    Body:
    medium. I think this has been chill-filtered.

    Finish:
    Rather long. I get coffee and chocolate first, then some vanilla and caramel cream. It fades away with nice wood notes.

    Price:
    Very fair! This is a steal!

    Presentation:
    It is basic and the pr on the back is sincere (which is very un-American)!

    Comments:
    Very well done Jim Beam! Keep this up, it will be a standard bottle in my 'always an open bottle from it' at home!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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