Jim Beam introduces “Signature” bourbon with six grains!July 20th, 2010
Yes, you heard right. Six grains. And to think that we got all excited when Brown-Forman released their “Master’s Collection Four Grain” several years ago. Welcome to the new whiskey environment, where even the big boys are showing off their new experiments.
The six grains: corn, rye, barley, wheat, triticale and brown rice. According to my contact at Beam Global:
This product is a result of us mingling different Bourbons together. Each were made from a standard Bourbon recipe (high percentage of single grains). For instance, we distilled a high wheat, small grain Bourbon; a high triticale, small grain Bourbon; and a high brown rice, small grain Bourbon. Each were barreled separately and then mingled together prior to bottling.
I suspected this, given that there was no mention of the bourbon being made from a six-grain mashbill. Here are some more details from my source at Beam Global:
- SRP in Europe is 29.99 Euros
- These bottles are currently only available at travel retail in Europe. We may release additional bottles in the future but will most likely keep these at Duty Free retail locations.
- We produced 13,800 bottles (2,300 cases) in total
It’s six years old and bottled at 89 proof. Interestingly, the press kit I received also mentioned that this is “the first in a series of super-premium, small-batch bourbons.”
I’ll be getting a review sample of this new whiskey this week and will let you know my thoughts after I taste it.