Do you know where James B. Beam Distilling Co. really started?

On Harden’s Creek ,in 1795, is where Jacob Beam would dug a well.  He sourced limestone filtered water from that very well to make his whiskey . Today Jim Beam is paying tribute to the watershed and the man with Hardin’s Creek Jacob’s Well Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey .

Where you aware that this is not the first time that Jim Beam released a Jacob’s Well bourbon?   Jim Beam first released a Jacobs Well Bourbon that was a 84 month (7 years), 84 proof.

Jim and Mike give us their review and they hope that you listen in to the podcast, on your favorite platform, for more information. 

We would like to thank James B. Beam Distilling for sending us a sample to try.    Cheers!

Tasting Notes: Hardin’s Creek Jacob’s Well

Vital Stats: This bourbon is 184 months old or 15 years and 4 months. The mash bill is undisclosed, but we know Jacob’s Well is a blend of two ultra-aged expressions: one 16-year-old traditional bourbon and one 15-year-old high-rye bourbon. It has an MSRP of $150 and it is 108 proof.

Appearance: This is a new bottle design for Jim Beam. It’s actually a really beautiful, well thought out bottle with lots of transparency about the whiskey. The whiskey inside is a dark red mahogany.

Nose: Old rick house with oils and leather. Lots of char with some fruit hiding in there. The leather and oak is very heavy with hints of burnt caramel. It’s a nose that you would expect from an older bourbon whiskey.

Palate: Lots of oak and char right up front with bitter sweet caramel and hints of black walnut. The age of this whiskey gives you all the old notes you want with leather, tobacco, and oak. There is a little unsweetened cherry hidden in there deep. The spice will coat your mouth ensuring that you know this is a sipping whiskey that must be understood for its age. It’s almost like someone dropped an old fashioned horehound candy in there.

Finish: It has a long with a super nice Kentucky hug, giving us that warm feeling.

Overall: We want you to understand that this is an ultra-aged bourbon that isn’t for everyone. If you enjoy bourbons of this age don’t blink if you see it because someone else will grab it as these are limited.  This bourbon is a buy for both of us, as we appreciate the age and its complexity. Cheers Freddie Booker Noe IV.