Our premium, 86-proof Jim Beam Black Bourbon Whiskey, spends years longer being aged in our American White Oak barrels than our original Jim Beam. It's those extra years of aging that give Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon Whiskey its full-bodied flavor with notes of smooth caramel and warm oak. Jim Beam Black Extra Aged awarded the International Wine & Spirits Competition's 2016 Bourbon Trophy, but still, they don't change a thing. That's why Jim Beam Black Bourbon is, and always will be, extra-aged to taste and bottled only when it's just right. The result is a full-bodied bourbon with an extra level of elegance and refinement that meant to be sipped and savored. And of course, just like its younger brother, our original Jim Beam, it's best when shared with others.