Discussion in 'Cooking & Spirits' started by onepixel, Jul 12, 2006.
Had some Eagle Rare last night, tasty.
Had time to open a bottle of EC-BP last night, and quickly learned that it has some unexpected kicks. First shot straight, and wow. Very nice and strong flavors, but come unprepared, and get your butt kicked kinda bourbon. Definitely not for beginners. It was nicer with a few drops of water. A lot of flavors going on. I'll have to give it a serious tasting when I find some time.
I usually don't put water in my bourbon, but that deserves a few drops.
Jim Beam Black.
I love Jim Beam Black - - getting harder to find the 1.75L bottles on sale anymore....
I heard that one of the big box stores house bourbon was Jim Beam Black. Think it was Sams Club but I'm not sure.
I've been sipping some Templetons's Rye lately...very easy going and smooth.
Hey I just got a bottle of Jim Beam Black last week, very nice!
I thought I heard they won some award recently.
It'll probably go up in price 40% before I can stock up .
They were serving it at my local watering hole . They ran out last Friday night. I guess I'll find out if they re stock it. It was a whole 25 cents more than regular Jim Beam. Eric
I drink cheap liquor - at least I admit it - so anything bottom shelf will do. I figure it's like when I lived in France. The French have a rep as wine mavens but mostly they pour the European equivalent of Ernest & Julio.
Picked this stuff up recently:
Has anyone tried this Beam Black Extra Aged? It seems about the same as Beam Black, maybe a bit smoother.
I thought they were the same thing. Are there two different JB Black bottlings? That would be confusing.
I thought that there was a small sign advertising it as a new item. Maybe I'm wrong. I'll need to go back and check.
Probably, they used to have a 4yr. White label and a 7 yr. White label. The 7 yr. Had a red cap 4yr. Had a white cap. I think they dropped the 7 yr. When the bk. Label came out. I think.
I'll have to search out the extra aged bk. Label. Eric
They have a new Double Oak product out. Didn't see another Black, but I haven't been to the liquor store for a while.
It's two different bottlings. The first, which has been around for a while, is the Extra Aged (previously called Double Aged with an 8 year age statement) and the other, newer bottling is Double Oak, which is effectively the 4 year old White Label that has been put into newly charred oak barrels for a while after the initial 4 years in the original barrel (it also has no age statement).
Ah ok I'll didn't remember that the Double Oak was under the Black label.
I got a bottle of it late last year. It was ok but nothing special. But then I'm not really a huge fan of Beam products.
IMO, the best Beam product is Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve. A very tasty near-barrel proof offering (120 proof) at a modest price ($33 on sale around here). Powerfully delicious.
Yes the small batch Beam products are pretty good. I like the Knob Creek Rye.
I was talking about the lower end Beam branded stuff - there are better alternatives at that price point.
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