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    Jim Beam Black Age statement

    Today, I noticed here in Australia, our bottles of Jim Beam Black have lost the 8yo age statement, and simply have "aged to perfection". Does it still carry an age statement in the US?

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    As far as I have seen there are versions: 7/90, 8/86 and 8/80 (decantor, I think).
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    Those versions reflect evolution over time. Originally, Beam black was 101 month, 90 proof. Then 8-yr 90 proof, then 7 yr 90 proof, then 8 yr 86 proof. Never seen an 80-proofer. But I've also never seen one without an age statement, and there are places here with high turnover, so I'd think I would see NAS bottlings soon if they're losing the age statement worldwide.

    And if that happens, I won't buy anymore Beam black. I'm not going to continue to support products that lose age statements and proof.

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    Quote Originally Posted by TBoner View Post
    And if that happens, I won't buy anymore Beam black. I'm not going to continue to support products that lose age statements and proof.
    I support that statement 100%. Too bad the list is getting so long.
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    Be careful what you say, We may soon be left with with no choice. The way things are trending.
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    I have not purchased a Jack or Beam product for a really long time. Except fot bottles that should have ND juice in them. Made that decision a long time ago. Price goes up, proof goes down, just a bad deal in my opinion.
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    So Jeff does this mean you would no longer buy WTRR? Price went up proof went down.

    You can still find some 101 WTRR out there but the price is going up.
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    Not out here in this part of the world, I haven't been able to find it in the last 6 months. Even the nicer bars that had it now only feature the 90 Proof. As plentiful as it may be elsewhere I would gladly pay the freight to get soemone to send a bottle my way.
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    Tony,
    I have two bottles of WTRR101 that were purchased for $19. each(when I worked at a liquor store). I have not purchased one since....I have a bottle and a third left. And I will not be buying any more, because it is not my favorite bourbon. Is it good...hell yeah! But I would rather spend my $25.99 on something else. Maybe some ER 101 for $17.99 and a Steak.
    I have never had Bookers or Bakers, Woodfords "special bottles", Rare Breed, OF birthday and a few others. I just don't feel the value is there. Combined with the fact that I have been dusty hunting and have spent my budget in that direction. Mostly buying stuff I know won't be around anymore.
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    Re: Jim Beam Black Age statement

    I've had Booker's. I drive to Bardstown from Louisville once or twice a month, so I always stop by Beam and run into the house for a taste. They only do two of their small batches at a time, so the Booker's isn't always available.

    There's no tour at Beam, just a gift shop and a few outside displays, so there's no obstacle to just hitting the tasting room.

 

 

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