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  1. #11
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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    I'd go with JD if I had to pick.

    If you want to get a JB product, go for the Black. A very nice bourbon.
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  2. #12
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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    I never buy the white. I can't drink it unless it's mixed with something...and that's saying a lot. Far better bourbons for around the same price are available. Evan Williams (Black or White) is fantastic for the price, and Jim Beam Black is a far superior product to the white label. Plus, you can get away with having the smaller bottles taking up less space in your bar that will get drank, rather than having that behemoth that is going to sit there for a while.

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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    As others have noted, JB Black is an excellent product. If cost is an issue, another Jim Beam product, Old Granddad, is much better. The BIB in particular is terrific, and the 86pf isn't bad either.

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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    By all means, yes, of course buy the 1.75. It's a quality whiskey at a bargain price. Most guests prefer a cocktail and Jim Beam White makes good mixed drinks. It will be useful to keep around, it's not like it's going to go bad or something.

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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    By all means, yes, of course buy the 1.75. It's a quality whiskey at a bargain price. Most guests prefer a cocktail and Jim Beam White makes good mixed drinks. It will be useful to keep around, it's not like it's going to go bad or something.
    At $18 JBW is cheaper than many 750mls and there is twice as much in the big bottle. I don't want to buy it if it's really bad and nobody would like it.

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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    Really bad compared to what? As I said it's a quality product but most people who favor mixers are disguising the taste of the whiskey so brand doesn't matter.

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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    Quote Originally Posted by WineGuy View Post
    At $18 JBW is cheaper than many 750mls and there is twice as much in the big bottle. I don't want to buy it if it's really bad and nobody would like it.
    You can always buy a shot in a bar, or a mini, or a half pint bottle.

    I think you should try it. You may or may not like it. It certainly won't earn a spot on your top shelf. But you should sample it.

    My two cents,

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    Re: Should I buy Jim Beam white?

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_call_me_Ed View Post
    You can always buy a shot in a bar, or a mini, or a half pint bottle.

    I think you should try it. You may or may not like it. It certainly won't earn a spot on your top shelf. But you should sample it.

    My two cents,

    Ed
    I concur. Try it, but don't be compelled to stock it in your home bar. Beam Black will suit the duel purpose of a neat drinker or mixer just fine. Its what I do.

 

 

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