Old Tub

  • Distiller: Jim Beam
  • Spirit: Bourbon
  • Aged: 4 Years
  • Proof: 100
  • Purchase Price: $17.99

    From the Distiller: “Our family bourbon was called Old Tub before we sold it in bottles. Prior to prohibition, people would bring their own jugs to the distillery and fill them with bourbon. Booker always enjoyed his 100 proof old tub. We’re proud to see it brought back as a drinkable part of our history.”

    About The Distillery: “ Since our beginnings in 1795, every Master Distiller has found the opportunity to push our story forward, finding untapped places to innovate how we make and enjoy bourbon. It’s rewarding to look back on all the Jim Beam family has accomplished, but we wouldn’t be where we are now if not for the steady desire to keep moving. And we certainly wouldn’t be here without each and every member of our global family.”

Review & Score

: Sweet corn, vanilla, ethanol, black pepper, and caramel.  

Palate: Earthy notes of mossed oak, charcoal, black pepper, leather, ripe banana, and spice. 

Body: Bold and spicy.

Finish: Dry and peppery with notes of dried oak and cinnamon.

Conclusion: This pour is only available at the Jim Beam distillery gift shop. It is a lot more complex than their massively successful white label, making it much more than a marketing gimmick.

The pour is definitely a “sour mash” with that note playing heavily throughout the body of the dram. It’s a straight and proper sour mash that is heavy on flavor yet plays to a traditional sour mash whiskey note profile. It’s a bolder pour, as it’s a bottled in bond expression sitting at 100 proof. 

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