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    Jim Beam 1795

    It seems that Australia is about to get a new limited release Jim Beam. According to the information on hand, this is a 700ml bottle of 8 years old 95 proof Jim Beam and will retail at (wait for it) $189.99.

    The blurb is as follows - Jim Beam 1795, a Bourbon that can only be described as pure Bourbon, can be seen sleeping quietly on the fifth floor of a specially selected, five story rack house, deep in the Kentucky heartland. Since 1795 when Jacob Beam’s first barrels of “Old Jake” corn whiskey were created, Bourbon has been produced by seven generations of Beam family distillers. This unique handcrafted spirit celebrates these beginnings and presents an opportunity to experience Bourbon at its finest.

    Does anyone thinks this sounds like fancy packaged 8yo Jim Black Label?

    Here's a few pictures:

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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Yes it does but then Beam has to pay for the fancy bottle. You guys down under get hammered on prices. I get upset with distillers putting old juice in a bottle that most times is worth more than the whisk(e)y inside.

    Single Malt companies are bad for that.
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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Giving this one a wide berth
    Them good old boys were drinking whisky and rye...

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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Quote Originally Posted by spy247 View Post
    Giving this one a wide berth
    I'll probably pick up one to try, but can't justify a 2nd one at that price

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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Is it being shipped to Japan and Europe as well Cam?
    Do you know how many will be produced?

    It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.

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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    I'll probably pick up one to try, but can't justify a 2nd one at that price

    Why would you pay that kind of money for a higher proof JBB in a fancy bottle? This is a $30 bourbon at best. I'm just about to the point of not buying anything from JB.
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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Why would you pay that kind of money for a higher proof JBB in a fancy bottle? This is a $30 bourbon at best. I'm just about to the point of not buying anything from JB.
    I couldn't agree more.... it sounds to me like an 8yo Jim Beam Black at a slightly higher proof. But, I'm a sucker for a nice package and am also a loyal Beam drinker/supporter. I also doubt Beam are charging much for the bottles. Australian customs and shipping charges are probably making up at least 50% of that price.

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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Quote Originally Posted by Stones View Post
    Is it being shipped to Japan and Europe as well Cam?
    Do you know how many will be produced?
    Tym, it's on the Dan Murphy's site - that's about all I know at the moment. Scott has some additional info, but it's a bit unreliable. He's trying to get some clarification.

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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Just picked up 4. The Beam guys didn't know much about this, and requested info from Dan Murphys. The DM guy was excited as it's the only 8 year old bourbon Jim Beam produce (apparently). A reliable source at Beam told me there isn't much coming, and he did say it was for our market. 700ml tells me it wont be available in the states, you simply wouldn't make 2 moulds of this bottle.

    The store I went to received their stock today, a total of 4 cases. 2 bottles per case. They said they couldn't order any more.

    My friend from Beam said he had tried the sample batch of the whiskey when they were planning the packaging, and it was sensational whiskey.......but I'm in 2 minds. Love the bottle, but I can get KC single barrel shipped over here and get some great 9yo whiskey thats 120 proof in a 750ml bottle for a little over $100..........................

    In saying that, I will let you guys know what it's like.
    If there's any crazy Beam collectors out there that want one, let me know.


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    Re: Jim Beam 1795

    Jim Beam will need to buy me dinner first before I bend over for this one.

    They would be a lot more likely to win my business bringing in OGD BiB or 114 as a WT8 competitor...
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