Jim Beam Harvest Collection Six Row Barley, 45%

Price: $50 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

A toasty nose with bright citrus, spice, and oaky vanilla; you can feel the heat. Clearly Beam, but just as clearly different; there's a flat spread to this, and a dry pull on the tongue and in the finish. Six-row barley has more husk to it, which can add tannins to beer; is there enough here to make a difference? It's an interesting character, but it's not all good. Price is per 375 ml.