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Age Statement

Aged for 4 years, exceeding the requirements of a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

Key Attributes

  • Adheres to the requirements of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897: made by 1 distillery; during 1 distillation season; aged in a bonded warehouse for 4 years; bottled at 100 proof.
  • Created for bartenders as a superior mixing whiskey, with fuller body and flavor. Closer to barrel strength and with less water added for enhanced flavor that stands up in mixed cocktails.
  • Proof

    Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon is bottled at 100 proof.


    Color: Golden amber.

    Aroma: Oaky cooperage notes with a background of vanilla and caramel.

    Taste: Slight oak spiciness, medium-bodied with a warm, balanced flavor that rests well on the palate.

    Finish: Clean, brief and smooth.

    Quick Clips


    Browse Our Favorite Jim Beam® Bonded Recipes

    Classic Old Fashioned

    • 2 parts Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon
    • 1 half orange slice
    • 1 stemmed cherry
    • 2-3 dashes Angostura® Bitters
    • 1-2 sugar cubes
    • Muddle Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon, bitters and sugar cubes in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir thoroughly. Strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass, add one large ice cube and garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

    Browse Our Favorite Jim Beam® Bonded Recipes

    Dernier Cri

    • 2 parts Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon
    • 1 part Fresh Lemon Sour
    • 1 part Green Chartreuse® (Yellow Chartreuse may be substituted)
    • 4-6 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
    • Muddle mint with Sour and Chartreuse. Add Bourbon. Shake vigorously and double strain (to remove any bits of mint) into a chilled coup glass. Garnish with mint sprig.

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    Old '97

    • 2 parts Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon
    • 1 part Rich Demerara Syrup (simple syrup)
    • 1 part cherry maraschino liqueur
    • 2 dashes of Angostura® Bitters
    • Orange peel for garnish
    • Add Bourbon, simple syrup, cherry liqueur and bitters to a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir. Garnish with Orange Peel.


    Question 1 out of 5

    Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon is made to the high standards of the Bottled in Bond Act, which include:

    Posting a cash bond with the government to guarantee proof
    Being made by 1 distiller in 1 distillery season
    Being made with 1 type of grain and 1 type of yeast
    Being made by distillers in 1 state in 1 month

    Question 2 out of 5

    Consistent with the Bottled in Bond Act, Jim Beam® Bonded Bourbon is bottled at what proof and aged how many years?

    80 proof and 2 years
    90 proof and 3 years
    100 proof and 4 years
    110 proof and 6 years

    Question 3 out of 5

    The advantages of using Bonded whiskey for crafting superior cocktails is:

    Richer taste
    More wood notes from extra aging
    Fuller body with higher proof to stand up to the other flavors
    All of the above

    Question 4 out of 5

    Using a Bonded Whiskey is a good way to ensure you know:

    Where the whiskey is made and by whom
    The amount of corn in the mash
    The type of water user
    The best mixers to use

    Question 5 out of 5

    The Bottled in Bond Act was inspired by which famous father of the bourbon industry:

    Dr. James Crow
    Colonel Edmund Taylor
    Elijah Craig
    Colonel Jim Beam