Jim Beam Signature Craft High Rye, 45%

Price: $50 ● Issue: Summer 2015 ● Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Can you say “11 year old Old Grand-Dad”? There's a snap of hot, happy rye in the nose, sweet corn and cinnamon banging along, but there's vanilla and oaky dryness. I had a bottle of OGD Bonded handy, and it's close. It's like my favorite young bonded strapped in oaky spice, with a more mature, drier finish. I'm told this has even more rye in the mashbill. If you like OGD, get this and see what more age does. Price is per 375 ml.