Jim Beam 100 Proof Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is created from the highest quality ingredients and adheres to the requirements of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, which includes a minimum of four years aging and a bottling at 100 proof. It has a sharp, woody aroma, with lighter notes of vanilla and caramel leading to toasted marshmallow, butterscotch candy, and maple on the palate. The finish is deep and complex, with notes of tobacco and polished leather rounding out the earlier sweetness. The oak spiciness throughout creates a medium-bodied spirit with a balanced flavor. Jim Beam Bonded Bourbon Whiskey was originally created for bartenders as a superior mixing whiskey with fuller body and flavor. Less water is added to this bourbon, so it's closer to barrel strength, resulting in an enhanced flavor that stands up to the most sophisticated cocktails. Add it to any American cocktail for an authentic taste of history. Enjoy!