|image courtesy of bourbonblog.com
Devil's Cut from Jim Beam is the first whiskey to use advanced extraction processes to get to the liquid that gets absorbed into the oak cask during the aging process after the barrel is emptied. Then they blend that with some aged 6-year bourbon for the final product. The name is a play on the phrase "Angel's Share"*, which is the portion of the barrel of either wine or distilled spirit that evaporates during the aging process. Perhaps a sip or two for the angel who is watching over the barrel, eh?
Well, the Devil takes his cut too. And now I want it back!
Check the review by Tom Fischer over at BourbonBlog.com for some of the cool detes.
*Angel's Share also happens to be one of my favorite bars in NYC.