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Thread: New Beam 12y/o?

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    New Beam 12y/o?

    Century Bar here in Dayton posted today:

    Jim Beam announced today they are releasing a 12 year old small batch in August.

    Anyone know anything about this? Seems odd in this age of lowering proofs and NAS.

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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    Great catch on this if true! This is long overdue. Maybe the Beam signature yeasty-earthy-like taste will mature out beautifully at that proof.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 02-13-2013 at 11:06.

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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    hmmm.... wasn't the KC shortage about 3 years ago? Isn't KC supposed to be 9yrs? Hmmm... If I was better at math I might be able to solve this one.

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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    Bourbon Review posted a pic. Jim Beam Signature Craft. 86 proof. Yes, 86. At least it's not 84.


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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    The bourbon gods giveth the age and taketh the proof.

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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    It's true and I was able to share in some back in October with a Beam rep. It's finished in Brandy casks. The Brandy finish is noticeable. I had forgotten until the rep reminded me when I asked concerning your post, Clingman. There was just sooo much good whiskey on the counter then .. that I can't recall specifics. But, the good news is that a bottle will be wandering in to town when the rep visits again!
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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighHorse View Post
    It's true and I was able to share in some back in October with a Beam rep. It's finished in Brandy casks. The Brandy finish is noticeable. I had forgotten until the rep reminded me when I asked concerning your post, Clingman. There was just sooo much good whiskey on the counter then .. that I can't recall specifics. But, the good news is that a bottle will be wandering in to town when the rep visits again!
    Brandy finish. At least that's something. Still, there outta be a law against 12 y/o bourbons under 90 proof.
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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    there outta be a law against bourbons under 100 proof.
    Fixed that for you.

    This seems like the kind of thing that my Father-in-law will pick up the first time he sees it. Which means I'll get a shot at it pretty quickly.

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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    39.99 according to same post Josh was talking about. May give it a go.

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    Re: New Beam 12y/o?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Great catch on this if true! This is long overdue. Maybe the Beam signature yeasty-earthy-like taste will mature out beautifully at that proof.

    Gary
    Quote Originally Posted by HighHorse View Post
    It's true and I was able to share in some back in October with a Beam rep. It's finished in Brandy casks. The Brandy finish is noticeable. I had forgotten until the rep reminded me when I asked concerning your post, Clingman. There was just sooo much good whiskey on the counter then .. that I can't recall specifics. But, the good news is that a bottle will be wandering in to town when the rep visits again!
    I will be curious to try this and would like to see what the age and finishing truly does to the profile.I kind of see this as a poor man's revival of the Distiller's Masterpiece bottlings from years ago.
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