Jim Beam Honey
Okay … it’s time to start something new. I add a new category to the blog: „liqueurs„. I already collected at least a dozen or so of them and this one – Jim Beam Honey will be there first to review. It is not Bourbon, it is not Whiskey, but I have to place this liquor somewhere.
Honey liqueur combined with Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Color: amber, slightly brighter than the basic version of Jim Beam Original
Nose: beautiful. Delicate, sweet. It is not difficult to guess what we can find here – Bourbon with honey. Wood, dried dates, raisins, apricots. Alcohol is well hidden. 21/25
Palate: oh … here, unfortunately, it’s not that nice. I like sweet fragrances, but I’m not a sweetness fan in the flavour. At the beginning, we find sugar syrup, then a bit of good quality alcohol. Ripe bananas, peaches in syrup, raisins, wood, hay, sweet, caramel candies, anise, ripe pears. Although we can find a lot here, the general impression is not the most pleasant. 17.5 / 25
Finish: cotton candy, hazelnuts, maple syrup, ripe bananas, almonds. It’s a bit scratchy in the throat and it’s quite short. After a while, the sweetness remains with a light, honey-like bitterness. 16/25
Balance: I’m not going to judge this spirit in the bourbon category. Then the score would have to be very low. But for a liqueur, I must honestly admit that it is actually pretty good. Of course, honey dominates, but it is also pleasantly bourbony. You can really drink it neat, in the room temperature. 21/25
Overall: 75,5 / 100
Price: about EUR 12
In fact, I wrote that we can drink it neat, but … I promised myself that I would try a mix-drink that interested me on one of the Facebook Whisk(e)y groups.
Well, let’s try:
4 cl Jim Beam Honey
25 ml of lemon juice
4 cl apple juice
2-3 slices of cucumber
… and what came out of it?
I will say it briefly: a very pleasant refreshment, in which you don’t feel alcohol at all … but after a while you feel like it hits your head. Quite dangerous, and at the same time pleasant and tasty drink. Write it down and try it yourself.
Until recently, I wondered what I would do with the rest of the contents of the bottle of this liqueur, as I will review it here … now I know. I will with pleasure come back to this mix-drink. I used juice squeezed from half a large lemon – which together with the cucumber are doing a great job here.
If you have bought, or are planning to buy Jim Beam Honey, be sure to try it in this drink. I would highly recommend it.
And if you want to try neat, without additives, it will be quite an interesting alternative, for example for Jäggermeister or other famous liqueurs
More pictures here