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Jim Beam Devil's Cut Bourbon Review

A delicious, full bodied new offering from Jim Beam

About.com Rating 4 Star Rating


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Devil's Cut, the newest bourbon from Jim Beam, offers a rich, full-flavored bourbon experience for those seeking a new way to enjoy bourbon. By using a proprietary process, Devil's Cut injects water in just emptied bourbon barrels, which extracts more of the bourbon and oak notes found in the barrel. This water is then used to cut the extra-aged Jim Beam bourbon down to proof. The result is a rich, deeply flavored bourbon that both enthusiasts and newcomers to bourbon will both enjoy.


On the nose, Devil's Cut offers a rich tapestry of oak, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice, intermingled with vanilla pound cake and soft, warm caramel. There are no surprises with Devil's Cut's bouquet, it shows you exactly what flavors to expect on the palate and then it delivers.

Body and Palate

Devil's Cut has a nice mouthfeel, not too thin, nor too full bodied, which makes it excellent for mixing. At 90 proof, this bourbon won't disappear in cocktails either. On the palate, the dominant oak notes contribute flavors of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and wood. Vanilla and caramel undertones play an important role in harmonizing with the spice notes to create a spicy but balanced bourbon.


On the finish, Devil's Cut continues to offer its devilishly spicy treats. Spice cake, cinnamon sugar and apple pie notes linger before gently easing off of the palate, leaving a pleasantly woody final note.

Overall, Devil's Cut is a great value at a suggested MSRP of $23.99 for a 750ml bottle and an excellent extension to the Jim Beam lineup. Those who enjoy Jim Beam or spicy bourbons would be well advised to pick up a bottle of Devil's Cut.

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