In a recent independent study, the Beverage Testing Institute rated Jim Beam Black® highest among leading North American whiskeys for its overall nose, depth of flavor and finish. Every barrel is aged 8 years to achieve a full 86 proof and distinctive character that anyone can respect.
Beverage Testing Institute - Professional Tasting - Chicago, Illinois 2005
Wine Enthusiast Magazine rated Jim Beam Black Superb (90-95). Highly Recommended in the American Whiskey category of the Top 60 Spirits for 2003.