Sorry I'm so late with this months BOTM. It's getting harder and harder for me to come up with good ones. Here's my thoughts on that. I try to base my BOTM picks on a couple of things. First off, I try to pick a bourbon that is somewhat relevant at the time, and is pretty much readily available to the masses. With that, I also try to take into consideration the fact that we constantly have new members joining, and that's why I pick some that have been the BOTM before. When I pick a repeat, I try to make sure that it hasn't been the BOTM for a while. Secondly, I like to throw an occasional "something a little different" into the equation. Examples: Smooth Ambler Old Scout, Kirkland, Dickle Rye, etc…. So there you have the rationale behind my choosing a BOTM. Pretty simple for the most part, but…… FWIW, I will gladly take suggestions for a BOTM. I have done it in the past, and will continue to do so. Some I've used, and some I haven't. Either way, I always appreciate those trying to help me out. A big thank you to all those that have made suggestions in the past. Anyway, enough of all that. Let's get on to the business at hand.
The BOTM for this month is Jim Beam Black. As with a few other offerings in the bourbon world recently, it is something that is currently going through some changes. No more 8 year age statement. Hmmmm. Personally, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just my opinion. It is what it is, and the distilleries are doing the best they can.
I will defer my thoughts on Jim Beam Black. I've beat around the bush too much as it is. Must be getting soft in my old age. Yeah I know.
Anyway, let's hear what y'all have to say about Beam Black. As always, cheers, and happy posting.