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Jim Beam Devils Cut sold our soul to obtain one of the only bottles of Jim Beam Devil’s Cut known to exist. We did it to tempt you with this advanced review as it won’t be released  until May in select States and Summer 2011 nationwide.

This is the first Bourbon that we know of which uses fancy methods to pull whiskey which has been trapped deep inside the wood out of the barrel after the it has been dumped. This extracted Bourbon is added back to an extra-aged, 6-year Jim Beam Bourbon.

The result is a flavor with some fire, spice and sweetness that makes for a well-rounded sessionable Bourbon.

Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Review

Bourbon: Jim Beam Devil’s Cut

Distillery: Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont, Kentucky

Age: “Extra-aged” 6 years old Jim Beam Bourbon

Notes:For a more details on how the Bourbon is extracted from the wood, click here – Jim Beam Devil’s Cut

Proof: 90 Proof, 45% ABV

Color: Medium amber to rust

Nose: Diffusion of baking spices, oak, and nuttiness

Taste: While the Angels have taken their share out of the barrel, the Devil has left a Southern ambrosia here. The overwhelming notes are cinnamon and red hot candies, but not so prevalent that it becomes overly sweet. There is a buttery note on this which rounds out the spice, sweet and woody notes.

A bite of fire and kick on the swallow. Noticeable DNA of Beam Bourbons with hints of the Small Batch collection, including fragments of the lightness of Basil’s Hayden and boldness of Baker’s.

While Devil’s Cut is 90 proof, it drinks a bit friendlier and doesn’t feel like 90 in the mouth.

Finish: Mellow and warm.

Tasting notes and review by Tom Fischer of


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18 Responses to “Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Review”

  1. Victor

    I’m more of a rum fan, but, do enjoy my bourbons and whiskeys. I’ve always thought of Jim Beam as more of a lower grade brand I use to mix with. After trying Devil’s Cut, I have happily changed my mind. For the punch it packs, it is mellow, and,
    complex. I’d give it two thumbs up, but, might drop my glass in doing so.

  2. Bobert

    Smells like iced tea. kinda flat in flavor. drinks like 80proof.. although 90 isn’t any different really, to little to notice. Unimpressed. White/basic is better. Though my goto cheap Bourbon is Four Roses Single Barrel. then Bookers (smooth!). Though I enjoy single malt Scotch more.

  3. cheryl

    Where can I buy it it Belfast love Jim beams got hooked on beams black cherry and they have stopped selling it here help?????

  4. Neil

    Don’t be fooled. “Aged” only means they can’t sell it. Nothing more!

  5. sublime1970

    picked up a pint of this the other day…had fun getting to the bottom of the bottle…but still prefer Beam Black at the similar price point. Perhaps the 90 proof doesn’t allow the nuanced flavors to develop. my fave combo at the moment is 4/5 beam blak cut w/ 20%red stag over ice cubes…layers of flava! Stag on its own is still too sweet for my palate (but the college kidz can’t get enough it seems) Kid rock is a great spokesman to have though.

  6. Dolph

    The nose is excellent. Sweet, aromatic, with something in the background that screams “MOOOOORE!”.
    The tase on the other hand is such a big disappointment. It’s flat, dry, without any hint of complexity or even body. Then leaves a strange unpleasent aftertase of green grass or something I can’t describe any better.
    Jim Beam Black is much more enjoyable and versatile without a doubt. I would even prefer the white one to this here.