Clermont Steep Single Malt

Jim Beam’s latest innovation is a 5 year old 94 proof SINGLE MALT whiskey made with 100% barley malt, distilled in column stills in Clermont Kentucky from a jug yeast mash, and aged in new American oak, as stipulated by US law. This is one of many recently released barley-based whiskies by American distilleries, looking to push the category forward. Toasted cereal grain on the nose with dark fruit and a distinct breadiness, akin to heirloom rye bread. On the palate it’s nutty, with burley tobacco, caramel, and honey nut Cheerios.