Beam Suntory has launched Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut, a limited-edition Kentucky straight Bourbon aged for five to six years.Bottled at 100 proof, Jim Beam Distiller's Cut features a “medium” body and combines “caramel sweetness with charred oak, enriched with light fruit notes”. After ageing, Bourbon typically goes through a chill filtration process, which involves forcing the liquid through a dense filter to remove fatty acids formed during distillation. Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut removes this step, resulting in a “fuller taste”. Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut offers a “smooth and complex mouthfeel with a warm, lightly charred oak finish”. It has aromas of “soft charred oak, sweet caramel, vanilla and hints of dried fruit”. “We skipped the chill filtration process, so the liquid gets from barrel to bottle a little differently,” said Fred Noe, seventh generation master distiller. “The result is unique to other Jim Beam offerings, with a fuller taste and longer finish compared to your typical Bourbon.” Rob Mason, vice president of North American whiskey at Beam Suntory, added: “At Jim Beam, we are consistently innovating to offer our consumers a wide range of products. Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut is different from our other products because of the post-aging process.” “Our master distiller has decided to release this batch at a time when Bourbon drinkers, more than ever, are anxious to discover something unique.” Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut is available at select retailers in the US at a suggested retail price of US$22.99 for 750ml. In August this year, Beam Suntory expanded its Jim Beam Bourbon range with the launch of a vanilla-flavoured expression in the US.