Distiller's Description "Elegant. Smooth. Refined. That's what 8 years of aging will do to a bourbon. A premium bourbon with a more flavorful character. Meant to be sipped and savored. Our premium 86-proof, double-aged bourbon spends 8 years in new charred, white oak barrels. That's twice as long as original Jim Beam. It's those four extra years of aging that give Jim Beam Black its full bodied flavor with smooth caramel and warm oak notes."