Nose: Rye spices, vanilla, cereal, orange tang, ginger, light maple syrup. This is light and accessible, with a noticeably higher rye content.
Palate: Watery mouthfeel, with gentle spice, cereal, menthol, and orange notes. A light and refreshing wooden note, reminiscent of freshly cut cedar.
Finish: Short finish, with lingering spearmint and rye notes. This is the weakest part of the dram.
Thoughts: This is a balanced and pleasant Jim Beam offering. It has quality rye notes, unique and confident flavours, and a certain freshness and exuberance. But it’s a bit… tame. Perhaps it’s the unimpressive finish or the lack of intensity. A higher abv would be nice. Still, this is a quality whisky with a standout profile.