Jim Beam 70cl  Devils Cut Bourbon Was £24.99 Now £19.00 @ Tesco
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Jim Beam 70cl Devils Cut Bourbon Was £24.99 Now £19.00 @ Tesco

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Found 25th Aug 2013
Available instore and online, with a bit more strength than normal Jim Beam.

To create Jim Beam® Devil's Cut®, an extraordinary new bourbon experience, we developed a proprietary process that actually pulls the rich whiskey trapped inside the barrels' wood after they're emptied. We hold this barrel-treated extract until it develops the proper balance of bourbon notes, then blend it with 6 year old bourbon and bottle at 90 proof. The result: a robust, premium bourbon with deep color, aroma and character.

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this looks like the muts nuts, i do like a drop of bourbon now and again.

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this looks like the muts nuts, i do like a drop of bourbon now and again.



Agreed X)

I need this in my life

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Grimsteruk

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logged into my Tesco account and showing available so it might be that some stores don't stock it.

Is it as nice as my favourite, Jim Beam Black?

Was planning on getting a bottle of JD as a gift for a friend and saw this. How does it compare? A non drinker myself so any advice would be very appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Nose: the classic bourbon notes of raspberry jam, red boiled sweets and some cracked black pepper are all there, but there is an extra woody note of dry timber, some old antique furniture and a hint of spearmint.

Palate: Yes, there is certainly more oak in the palate and it is dryer than the traditional bottling of Jim Beam. The extra abv gives a good kick to the palate, but there is a richer and rounder feel (think well made flap-jack or cookie dough) to the classic Beam palate.

Finish: Spicy and filling.

Overall: Not strictly made for sipping, but for mixing, this does drink well with a block of ice, but is best used to make a robust Old Fashioned or Manhattan. If you like an additional twist of strength and flavour to your regular bourbon-based cocktails, then certainly grab yourself a bottle of this.

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off another site:

Appearance: Quite dark a yellow red/gold - hard to gauge age by color on this one (older whiskey has more of a red shift in the color). Nice edge line on the glass when you swirl it, smooth layer of whisky on swirling, some legs.

First Impression: Lots of oak influence on the whiskey both in color and smell. Dried fruits, pecans, tobacco, vanilla and caramel notes on nosing. Big wood influence mixing with a younger smelling whiskey makes for an aromatic blend.

Taste: Complicated stuff. Viscous mouth feel/entry with sweetness of corn, rye spice, oak and tobacco to it. Vanilla and caramel come out from the oak barrels in a big way . Somme sweetness and some of burn as it goes down and it gets a bit astringent and woody towards the end. Not an easy whiskey to profile as it shows a lot of characteristics of young and old.

Drinks: We tried it in a Manhattan, and it was quite, well, robust springs to mind As to other drinks - good for a highball or other uncomplicated drinks. You will need to experiment and adjust recipes if you are used to using a sweeter, heavier-bodied bourbon.

Cigars: Yes, works well with a milder cigars.

Bottle: Standard square Jim Beam bottle pretty much with black printing with gold oak colored background edges of labeled are die cut to resemble piece of torn parchment. Black neckwrap and screwcap closure.

Final Thoughts: If you like Jack Daniels you will love this whiskey. Think Jack Daniel's char and oak on steroids. Much more wood influence than a standard Beam product - coupled fair amount of char and a youngish whiskie's charms. Interesting combination of old whiskey wood characteristics without the tired and flat profile you can get from too long aging. While not necessarily a sipping whiskey, it 's got plenty of balls to recommend it as a mixing whiskey - this one won't fade away on you.

So any recommendations as to whether this is superior to Jack Daniels?

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got round to drinking this tonight as I had some other blends to finish before trying this. first thoughts are it smells a lot like JD, taste-wise it doesn't. personally I would drink this all night over JD, and I do like JD. i'm not really an expert when it comes to describing all of the tastes and flavours.

Is it superior to JD? They both have different flavours so at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. At £19 a bottle you won't be disappointed and you may find you prefer it over JD, I certainly do but I also like JD a lot, depends on what mood I'm in as to what I drink.

Thanks for the feedback Mr-Smooth, useful!

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just a heads up as the offer has been extended till the 25th September. will probably pick another bottle up as it is a lovely blend

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parmarminesh

Thanks for the feedback Mr-Smooth, useful!



no worries. if you like this then you might also want to try makers mark which is also similar and very nice.
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