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A great value rye from Jim Beam, commonly referred to as yellow label because it has, as you can clearly ascertain, a yellow label.
It's a favourite of whisky bible author Jim Murray, and won best rye aged under 10 years in 2010, scoring 88 points.
Yellow label boasts 51% rye in the mashbill, and it's aged for four years before bottling.
Nose: The spice is immediately apparent... nutmeg, cloves, freshly-ground black pepper. It's clearly going to pack a punch. There's also some maraschino notes too, with a thick caramel undertone.
Palate: The spice delivery is not immediate; first there's a brief caramel vanilla note before it plunges you in. All the notes from the nose are here, delivered with a pleasant, fiery warmth.
Finish: This rounds off to smooth cherry and pepper, with a slightly citric sweetness.
Overall: Right. This is simply great for the sub-?30 price tag. I'm off to make an old fashioned...
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Slough water would make a fitting chaser after this. Good lord, I now know why the pet rock made money...because crap sells!
30th December 2016
8 / 10
18th April 2016
Delicious rye whiskey that I have been drinking for over 20 years. Mixes very well in cocktails with flavors lifting through other ingredients to the top of the flavor profile of the cocktail. Great for Sazeracs and Manhattans. This rye whiskey was around years before all of the upstarts...new heavily marketed brands without the lengthy history, leaving one to doubt whether many newer rye whiskies will be around for the long run; but Jim Beam Rye Whiskey will still be standing with great flavor. I have to stop writing now so that I may go have a taste now!
24th May 2015
We picked up a bottle of this while we were stateside to give it a try, Jim Beam should really stick to making Bourbon and I really did expect more. Maybe we are just a little spoiled here being able to pick up a true Rye whiskey... Alberta Springs 10 year old costs less and is considerably better. The Beam will serve as a mixer as it does not lend itself to sipping.
21st October 2014
Templeton/Old Overholt it ain't. But it's reasonably priced, and despite it's basic flavor notes, very sippable. Not a bad offering from a brand better known for it's bourbon.
7th February 2014
I'll agree that it's beautiful on a hot summer night, but I'll also say that this is a wonderful rye on any occasion. Love this stuff. Drink it by the case.
16th May 2013
I do second the author of "Not much there, but refreshing", to drink purely you really don't get too much out of it in terms of taste and complexity. It's rather flat, doesn't rest a long time on your palate, but it's still very different to Jim Beam's white label bourbon while being very elegant and smooth, that's why I can't imagine anything better for mixing Manhattans and Sazeracs and that's why it's, above all critique, great value for the money.
11th November 2012
A thin, crisp whiskey. Does not really taste like a rye. More like a bourbon/rye hybrid. There is no body and it gets boring before the bottle is done. But on a hot summer night, over ice, it can be quite nice, in the way that a shot of cheap scotch can be nice when it's really cold outside. Nothing special here.
13th August 2012