Jim Beam Double Oak
Brand owner Beam Suntory
RRP £27.99, €35, US$40
Markets Europe and Russia, then US later in the year
Jim Beam Double Oak (43% abv) is matured in new charred American white oak barrels before being transferred into a second freshly charred oak barrel for further ageing. The twice-barrelled production process allows the product to have greater contact with the wood.
The result is described as: “A whiskey intense in flavour yet smooth in taste, which can be enjoyed on the rocks or in a Double Oak Fashioned. Drinkers will discover aromas of vanilla and hints of toasted wood that lead into deep char and oak flavours with rich caramel and toffee notes. The finish is notably balanced with a distinct spiced oakiness lingering on the palate.”
Maxxium UK’s marketing controller for imported whiskey, Janice McIntosh, said: “More than ever before, consumers are searching for brands with genuine provenance and craftsmanship, so we are excited to build on an exceptional portfolio with Jim Beam Double Oak and provide our customers with something new and innovative to maximise sales.”