Bourbon is a popular commodity right now. Prices are rising through the roof and people just keep buying more and more bourbon. Several bottles at the local ABC store were recently moved into the back of the store. You have to know to ask. Sad that some of those are on this web site and I will never have them again, unless you want to buy me a bottle that has doubled in price in the last 5 years. Bourbon is great stuff, but prices like that are hard to justify.
In an effort to avoid these insane prices, the alphageek has started to try new bourbons. So far, this expansion of horizons has been a great journey into other bourbons that are a great buy. If the alphageek's tastebuds are an indication, you should go buy some of these new bottles and enjoy the profits down the road.
Today's entry is Jim Beam Bonded a moderately priced bourbon. It is popular, and at 100 proof it is right up the alphageek's alley. Let's see how the taste works out.
Nose A little apricot, not much wood and a lack of grain. At 100 proof, the smell is a little hot.
Pop A smooth entrance with a little heat. Again the heat is probably mostly the higher proof.
Body Mild burn, and lighter than the alphageek might prefer for a bourbon.
Finish At 100 proof, it goes down smoothly. The finish is the best part of the bourbon.
I added an ice cube and there was not much change in the review. Maybe the body was actually a little thicker.
This bourbon is a great pour at any price. Given that it is in the $25 price range, you should head out and add this to your liquor cabinet today.