Earlier this year Jim Beam announced a new premium bourbon called Devil’s Cut. The 90 proof liquor gets its moniker from old distillery slang for the raw whiskey that evaporates during the aging process. The portion that is lost due to pure evaporation through the barrel is known as the Angel’s Share. The portion that is absorbed and trapped in the barrel’s wood is known as the Devil’s Cut.
Through a special process the distiller is able to retrieve and add back the Devil’s Cut to an extra-aged 6-year bourbon to create this finely-balanced, smooth blend that has an aroma of brown sugar and vanilla and warms with a slight cinnamon spiciness derived from the barrel. Continue reading