Using a longer fermentation process and taking it off the still at a lower distillation proof means Col. James B. Beam only needs to age 2 years to achieve a depth of flavor unmatched even by more mature bourbons. Proof that quality isn’t solely defined by time.
Its rich depth of flavor isn’t the only thing that makes Col. James B. Beam unique. A 5-day fermentation period lets the barrel’s characteristics shine through at a younger age. Taking it off the still at a lower distillation proof imports more flavor from that process. All this to say it takes less time in the barrel to make a much more complex whiskey.
54% Alc/Vol - 108 Proof