First and foremost is the caramel bolstered by that unforgettable Jim Beam spice and corn. Deeper in there lie notes of vanilla, citrus zest and red licorice with a very slight herbal quality to it.
The flavor and the aroma are remarkably similar, which isn’t always the case with whiskey. The caramel and that unique Jim Beam spice define the flavor of this bourbon. It pulls everything else into place and lets some of the underlying corn, anise, vanilla and citrus zest shine through with some yeast hanging out in the background.
Long finish of caramel, corn, citrus and a faint bit of oak.