Jim Beam Bonded pays tribute to Bottled-in-Bond Act, a piece of legislation, which set the industry standards at the end of 19th Century. Due to flood of counterfeit whiskey in 1897 the US Congress passed Bottled-in-Bond Act, which required that the whiskey inside the bottle has come from a single distillery and was produced within one season (January to June or July to December). Moreover the whiskey had to be aged in bonded warehouse under federal supervision for a minimum of four years and bottled at 100 Proof (50% abv). Jim Beam Bonded was introduced in the spring of 2015 and remains part of the distillery core range.
Nose: popcorn, caramel, vanilla, toffee, raisins, black cherries, allspice, hints of leather, hay and charred oak.
Palate: sweet corn, butterscotch, vanilla, raisins, plums, dark chocolate, pepper, mint, hints of charcoal and tobacco.
Finish: medium long and warming, with notes of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, allspice, pepper and oak.