Kentucky is the homeland of this Bourbon. The fertile soil allows many grain varieties to thrive there, especially maize. This is the main basis for the Bourbon whiskey production, alongside other grains like rye, barley and wheat. Kentucky's climate has an excellent effect on the maturation process. The extreme change in weather between the hot summers and cold winters promotes the exchange of aromas with the charred wooden casks. The temperature fluctuations cause the bourbon distillate to expand inside the caks and contract again, thus optimally absorbing the colour and aroma of the wood.
Jacob Jim Beam laid the foundation stone for a world-famous family business in 1795 with the sale of his first whisky barrel. Today, Fred Noe is the seventh generation to run the distillery.
Jim Beam Black is matured for at least 6 years.
San Francisco Spirits Competition Double Gold 2009.