The first rollout in Jim Beam's premium Signature Craft series, this Bourbon is finished with Spanish brandy and aged in Bourbon barrels.
Jim Beam Signature Spanish Brandy isn’t a finished bourbon, it’s actually a Jim Beam Bourbon that’s had “Rare Spanish Brandy” added to it. This addition of Spanish Brandy means it no longer qualifies as a bourbon and is instead labeled as a “Bourbon Whiskey Finished With: Rare Spanish Brandy” and the term Straight is never used. For comparison their Quarter Cask is labeled as “Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Quarter Cask Finished”.
Nose: Brandy spice, fruity dark chocolate, orange creamsicle, sour grapes and a bit of candy sweetness and oak. It comes across more like a brandy than a bourbon.
Palate: Dark fruity brandy dominates the palate followed by notes of baking spice, caramel and some bits of oak, vanilla and cocoa.
Finish: Layers of dark sweet fruit, brandy and spice slowly fade out with just a hint of oak and dried corn.