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Jim Beam 5 yo ‘white’
I've got this baby on my shelves since a long time, time to crack it open. According to Wikipedia (I know, I know), today’s ‘white’ is 4yo whereas the 5yo is the green label. Colour: full gold. Nose: quite nice! It’s a tad rawish and dry for a bourbon but it’s packed with aromas from the ‘toasted bread’ family, with even a smokiness that I didn’t expect. It’s also a tad sour – is this sour mash? Notes of cider, compote, coffee… Also rocks, mint, soot... Maybe some OBE? Mouth: hey hey, this is nice! Punchy, fruity and grassy, with a lot of grains and touches of marshmallows. The problem is that it becomes very dry after that, and even drying. Chalk and tea tannins. Finish: quite long but very cinnamony. Comments: not everything is great here (the finish isn’t) but it’s a very nice dra… excuse me, shot. These old bottles are worth buying, they’re usually very cheap at auctions. SGP:442 - 81 points.

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