Jim Beam Rye
Great value rye whiskey from Jim Beam. It’s a favourite of whisky bible author Jim Murray, and won best rye aged under 10 years in 2010, scoring 88 points. The label received a bit of a redesign in 2016, changing from a yellow label to this rather stylish green label.
Nose: The spice is immediately apparent… nutmeg, cloves, freshly-ground black pepper. It’s clearly going to pack a punch. There’s also some maraschino notes too, with a thick caramel undertone.
Palate: The spice delivery is not immediate; first there’s a brief caramel vanilla note before it plunges you in. All the notes from the nose are here, delivered with a pleasant, fiery warmth.
Finish: This rounds off to smooth cherry and pepper, with a slightly citric sweetness.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Jim Beam Rye
Quote 1 “I will definately putchase this whiskey in the future.
Well, the first glass was decent but very different than what I was expexting. I saw the rye label and being Canadian assumed it would be a nice rye whiskey….. Yeah, no. My first impression was that it was more like a scotch, I did enjoy it but as I mentioned, not at all what I expected. Then the next evening I had another glass. What a difference, it is very much a bourbon with the warmth of a rye. Finish/after taste is incredibly oaky, which I love. I really enjoy it as a sipping whiskey but would like to try it in an old fashioned. Also, reading other reviews, anyone that gets a hangover from only 2oz of alcohol shouldn’t drink.”
Quote 2 “I was greatly surprised by this whiskey. Especially given not so favorable reviews on the net. Jim Beam Rye posesses unusual depth. Dryiness of rye breaks through typical burbon corn layers, which gives interesting feeling. This also gently warms and relaxing, which adds to overall pleasure Recommended for any burbon addicted, as an interesting insight into this realm