About Jim Beam Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Following the end of the American Revolutionary War, Johannes Reginald Beam emigrated from Germany to the United States, and eventually settled in Kentucky County. At the time, Kentucky County was still considered part of Virginia, and was overseen by a military governor named John J. Bowman
. In order to encourage westward expansion, Virginia issued pioneers who agreed to settle in Kentucky County “corn writs,” which granted the pioneers 60 acres of land if they agreed to settle in Kentucky and start farming corn.
After settling in Kentucky, Beam began harvesting corn and set forth a family tradition by distilling the excess grains he harvested into whiskey. Since then, seven generations of the Beam family have been involved in whiskey production for the eponymous company (the company is actually named after James Beam, who rescued it following Prohibition). Today, Fred Noe — a seventh generation master distiller and the great grandson of Colonel James B. Beam — shepherds his family legacy forward.
Jim Beam Bonded Whiskey is Fred Noe’s latest project, an effort to revive the somewhat lost art of “bonded” whiskey. Made according to a strict set of of Federal regulations, bonded whisky takes its name from the bonded warehouses — where bonded whiskey must be kept under lock-and-key for at least four years — and the laws that governed them. Bonded whiskey must also be bottled at 100 proof, and has to be produced during a single season at the distillery. Leading up to Prohibition, when whiskey tampering was rampant, these practices were designed to assure customers that the whiskey they were purchasing was of a certain high, unadulterated quality.
Jim Beam Bonded Whiskey has a sharp, woody aroma, with lighter notes of vanilla and caramel leading to toasted marshmallow, butterscotch candy and maple on the palate. The finish is deep and complex, with notes of tobacco and polished leather rounding out the earlier sweetness.
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